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Old 15th November 2007, 19:44
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Any Bank Liners here

Looking for anyone that sailed with Bank Line 1975-80.
Esp. HollyBank or ShirraBank
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Old 18th December 2007, 17:10
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I sailed with Bank Line during that time - Speybank, Beaverbank, Corabank, Gowanbank, Beechbank and Moraybank. Good old days.
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Old 18th December 2007, 17:35
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Bit after my time
I was there 4 times between 1967 and 1972.
Sprucebank and Weirbank, twice each.
Probably shaving with them by 1975 to 1980
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Old 18th December 2007, 18:01
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A bit after my time also, Moraybank 1948.old Doxford.

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Old 19th December 2007, 23:17
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James Daintith AB of Liverpool. Born 6.3.1918 - died 11.10.1993..
My ship VIKING STAR was sunk by three torpedoes from U 130 on 25th August 1942..We were 180 miles SW of Freetown.
Captain Mills and seven crew were killed and myself and 35 other survivors launched the only lifeboat - the others had been destroyed by explosions.
Another 17 survivors were on three rafts..
We remained with the rafts overnight and next morning decided to try to sail to the land to have help sent to the rafts..Before leaving I witnessed a very heroic act by AB James Daintith..He gave up his relatively safe place in the boat to injured DEMS Gunner Hancock and jumped onto the waterlogged raft knowing he had far less chance of survival in the shark infested seas..
We made the coast of Sierra Leone in 5 days- capsized in heavy surf but all survived,then a few days walking through jungle till arriving at Sherbro..
The survivors on rafts suffered terrible agonies of sunburn and salt water boils for twelve days and were eventually capsized in surf on Liberian coast..
Unfortunately DEMS Gunner Boardman was killed..
I am in contact with the son of James Daintith and he would very much like to know if anyone remembers his father..
His ships were -THEMISTOCLES 1939/40 - CERAMIC 1940/41 -SAN ERNESTO 1941- YEARBY 1941/42- VIKING STAR 1942 - DRUPA 1943 -NEW ZEALAND STAR 1943/44 -LALANDE 1944 - DALTON HALL 1944 - EMPRESS of SCOTLAND 1944 - BASIL 1944/45 - DALTON HALL 1945 - EMPIRE RAIN 1945 - St CLEARS 1945/46 - DALTON HALL 1946 - MAHANA 1946.
Hopefully Roy Daintith will hear some news of his father.
Regards - -Stan.
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Old 9th September 2008, 08:54
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I joined the Hollybank in Cardiff on 1st Aug '74 and paid off in Hamburg on the 22nd... 3 weeks on the coast. Then joined her again in March '75 in Cardiff and paid off in New Orleans in Sept. 75, having been on the Europe - Oz run, then chartered to Barbers hauling specials from the Far East to West Coast USA and then 2nd hand road construction equipment and heavylifts to Venezuela. Brian dewhurst
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Old 9th September 2008, 13:10
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Greetings was R/O on Clydebank in 76 and the Inverbank in 77 two great trips and some great people. Regards Pat
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Old 9th September 2008, 16:49
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Welcome to SN from Suffolk, enjoy your time with us and the best of luck finding old shipmates.
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Old 18th September 2008, 19:56
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On Sprucebank, Shirrabank in 1975, Avonbank (coast) then Meadowbank, Moraybank twice and finally Forthbank.
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Old 28th October 2008, 07:08
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joined Corabank in Sept.74 as apprentice,transferred to Sprucebank in Melbourne Dec. with Bob Sneddon for homeward leg of trip. Sailed in Moraybank (coast) , Springbank (west coast S.America )76, Rowanbank (joined 6/8/76 in Liverpool & paid off Liverpool 18/3/77,Capt Campbell.)
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Old 28th October 2008, 21:57
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Hi George look at
https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/galler...p?photo=132875
you were on it, remember going over to an island.
Trevor Smith was master and I was 6/E
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Old 28th October 2008, 22:28
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Did any of you Bank Line gentlemen sail with or know a Capt. Frank Parsons?
He would have left about the late 70s early 80s.

Regards Robert
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Old 2nd November 2008, 12:47
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I joined the Hollybank in Cardiff on 1st Aug '74 and paid off in Hamburg on the 22nd... 3 weeks on the coast. Then joined her again in March '75 in Cardiff and paid off in New Orleans in Sept. 75, having been on the Europe - Oz run, then chartered to Barbers hauling specials from the Far East to West Coast USA and then 2nd hand road construction equipment and heavylifts to Venezuela. Brian dewhurst
Hello Didge.
Maybe you remember my dad he was second eng on the M.V. Hollybank amongst others, i cant remember all of them.
I think he was on the same voyage as you back in 75.
His name was Tassos.,
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Old 21st January 2009, 12:46
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yes, just joined. bank line 1975 - 1979 spruce, erne, roy, forth and others.

just researching for a speech i have to give about my early life at sea !
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Old 21st January 2009, 13:39
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You could always start off with "It Was On The Good Ship Venus" that should get their attention, then go on from there.
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Old 23rd January 2009, 14:38
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Talking bank line 1975 - 1979

i did - sprucebank, ernebank, roybank, (spruce again), cedarbank, forthbank.

then went to Jardines 1979 - 1987.

very happy days - anyone with a photo of the 'forth'.

regards to all

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Old 23rd January 2009, 15:22
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Looking for anyone that sailed with Bank Line 1975-80.
Esp. HollyBank or ShirraBank
Hi
I sailed on the Shirrabank as 4/E in early 1975. We flew out to Luanda and brought her up the West African coast before the final drop at Banjul. After that we sailed light ship to Sunderland for dry dock. I then sailed on her loading in London and ports on the continent before paying off in Rotterdam. The old man was called Scales who eventually became a superintendant, and the Chief was a guy called Trevor Cretney from the IOM. The 3/E was Bill Renwick. Does any of these, or my name ring a bell?
After paying off I had a few months leave then went on the copra run on the Sprucebank; a trip that is forever burned on my psyche due to the constant breakdowns and excessive working hours just to keep the b****** going.
Even so, it was happy days and I'd do it all again without hesitation.
Mike Webster
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Old 23rd January 2009, 19:31
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Hi Mike

Remember the names well, joined the Shirrabank in Sunderland end of May 1975 as 5/E and in Rotterdam end of June. This is where I get the two Mike's confused as Mike Barber was your replacement.
Other names, Graham Humphreys, Dave Lewis, Tony Bates.
Rest of the trip was good except for a generator blowing up and paid off Cardiff in Sept. Visited the Shirra a year or two later and the generator had not been replaced.
Funny thing is I was on the Spruce before the Shirra and the Spruce was known for many breakdowns e.g. left Panama 10 Oct arrived Sydney 7 Nov.
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Old 24th January 2009, 13:09
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I sailed on one Bank Boat that had a bl**dy great big Cat. Generator bolted down on the Boat Deck and it would shake the living daylights out of the Smoke Room when in use. Would that have been the Shirra ????.................pete
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Old 13th February 2009, 11:37
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To you old Bank Line guys. Found great old footage on you tube taken 1971 on Minchbank.Home movie taken by cadet of 9 month voyage. Type in MINCHBANK and enjoy.
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Old 14th February 2009, 13:12
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67 to 72

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Looking for anyone that sailed with Bank Line 1975-80.
Esp. HollyBank or ShirraBank
sorry only 67 to 72 on rose,larch. beaver, hazel pine, and tay many good times

dick burrow
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Old 15th February 2009, 23:08
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hi robert
I sailed with F D Parsons on the Sprucbank
mike
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Old 23rd February 2009, 15:12
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Basher

Did anyone remember buying Tea in packs in india and Ceylon
silver filigree jewelery, elephants etc, and then selling them in B A. It was mypocket money of course which was very much needed in B A especially when your earnings were £150 for year one, and little more for year two,
I have only happy memories of those years theunhappy ones i have forgotten

Basher Fir,South,Dart.Willow.
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Old 2nd March 2009, 16:36
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I took some 8mm movie film of the Roybank in Latchford locks on the
Manchester ship canal in about 1977 or 78.
I am having the film transfered to DVD when its done I will take a still
and put it in the gallery.
I sailed as first trip junior engr. on her sister ship Hollybank in 66
Good old day's.
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Old 2nd March 2009, 16:50
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Looking for anyone that sailed with Bank Line 1975-80.
Esp. HollyBank or ShirraBank
After my time as well, I did the copra run on the Hollybank in 1966,This I believe was the Holly's second trip ( she was brand new ) chief engr. was
Ceylonese who used to take his wife with him I think she was from Liverpool.
3rd engr was Bill Baxter, chief leccy was Farker McKenzie, 2nd leccy George
Rogers, cant remember the captain or any of the mates names.
I was a first trip junior engr.
I posted a photo of the Hollybank on the gallery about 12 months ago, she
is at anchor in Canada can't now remember the port, the photo was taken
in about 1979ish, with containers on deck, she was a really good looking
ship and never designed for containers, they spoil her lines.
Was anyone out there on that trip ???.
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