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Bank Line Ships (3)

Ernebank (1937)

Ernebank (1937)
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Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship
Original Owners and Managers A Weir & Co.
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder Harland & Wolff
Shipyard Belfast
Country where built UK
Yard Number 984
Official Number 165159
Call Sign GZKZ
Classification Society Lloyds Register
Gross Tonnage 5,388
Deadweight (DWT) N/K
Net Tonnage 33,23
Length 431.7 Ft.
Overall Length 448.4 Ft.
Breadth or Beam 57.3 Ft.
Depth 24.9 Ft.
Draught N/K
Engine Type Diesel Engine
Engine Details 4S.C.SA oil engines with 6 cylinders of bore 29 1/8" and storke 59 1/16"
Engine Builder Harland & Wolff
Engine Builder Works Belfast
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details 2 double ended boilers operating at 120 psi
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power 490 MN
Maximum Speed 14

Additional Construction Information

  • 1 deck and shelter deck, 3rd deck in No. 1 hold and cruiser stern
  • Fitted with radio direction finding and echo sounding equipment

Career Highlights

Date Event
17 November 1936 Launched
18 February 1937 Completed

Crew and Capacity Information

Item Value
Crew N/K
Passengers N/K
Cargo Capacity N/K

Status and Service History Information

Item Value
Status Broken Up
Service History Information Taken for breaking up at Hong Kong 4 May 1963

Ernebank (1965)

Ernebank (1965)
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Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship
Original Owners and Managers Bank Line Ltd.
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder W. Doxford & Sons
Shipyard Pallion, Sunderland
Country where built UK
Yard Number 871
Official Number 307629
Call Sign N/K
Classification Society N/K
Gross Tonnage 10,116
Deadweight (DWT) 15625
Net Tonnage N/K
Length 144.3 Metres
Overall Length 155 Metres
Breadth or Beam 20.4 Metres
Depth N/K
Draught N/K
Engine Type Diesel Engine
Engine Details N/K
Engine Builder N/K
Engine Builder Works N/K
Engine Builder Country N/K
Boiler Details N/K
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power N/K
Maximum Speed 15

Career Highlights

Date Event
14 April 1965 Launched
July 1965 Completed

Crew and Capacity Information

Item Value
Crew N/K
Passengers N/K
Cargo Capacity N/K

Status and Service History Information

Item Value
Status Broken Up
Service History Information Change of ownership to Family Unity Shipping Co. SA and name to Family Unity 1979, change of ownership to Bengal Liner Ltd. and name to Bengal Star 1982. Taken to Chittagong for breaking 7 January 1988.

Eskbank

Eskbank
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Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship
Original Owners and Managers A. Weir & Co.
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder W. Doxford & Sons
Shipyard Pallion, Sunderland
Country where built UK
Yard Number 631
Official Number 164117
Call Sign GZRJ
Classification Society Lloyds Register
Gross Tonnage 5,137
Deadweight (DWT) N/K
Net Tonnage 3,039
Length 423.2 Ft.
Overall Length 438.6 Ft.
Breadth or Beam 55.5 Ft.
Depth 24.7 Ft.
Draught N/K
Engine Type Diesel Engine
Engine Details Oil engines - 2S.C.SA with 12 cylinders of bore 25 3/3" and stroke 91 5/16"
Engine Builder Wm. Doxford &: Sons
Engine Builder Works Sunderland
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details 2 double ended boilers operating at 120 psi
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power 687 MN
Maximum Speed 13

Additional Construction Information

  • 1 deck and shelter deck with third deck in No. 1 hold.
  • Fitted with radio direction finding and echo sounding equipment

Career Highlights

Date Event
25 February 1937 Launched
April 1937 Completed

Crew and Capacity Information

Item Value
Crew N/K
Passengers N/K
Cargo Capacity N/K

Status and Service History Information

Item Value
Status Broken Up
Service History Information Change of ownership to Chip Hwa Shipping & Trading Co. and name to Hsin Ann 1961. Taken for breaking up at Singapore 13 June 1967

Etivebank

Etivebank
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Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship
Original Owners and Managers British Government
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder Bartram & Sons Ltd.
Shipyard South Dock, Sunderland
Country where built UK
Yard Number 303
Official Number 180156
Call Sign GDMK
Classification Society N/K
Gross Tonnage 7,310
Deadweight (DWT) 10193
Net Tonnage 5,094
Length 431.2 Ft.
Overall Length N/K
Breadth or Beam 56.3 Ft.
Depth 35.6 Ft.
Draught N/K
Engine Type Triple-expansion Steam Engine
Engine Details Cylinders of bore 24 1/22", 39" and 70" with stroke 48"
Engine Builder N.E. Marine Engineering Co. (1938) Ltd.
Engine Builder Works Sunderland
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details 3 single-ended boilers operating at 220 psi
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power 510 NHP
Maximum Speed 10

Additional Construction Information

  • 2 decks and cruiser stern
  • Fitted with radio direction finding and echo sounding equipment.
  • Part electric welded construction

Career Highlights

Date Event
12 February 1945 Launched
14 May 1945 Completed

Crew and Capacity Information

Item Value
Crew N/K
Passengers N/K
Cargo Capacity N/K

Status and Service History Information

Item Value
Status Wrecked
Service History Information Built for the British Government as Empire Aden and managed by H. Hogarth & Sons. Change of ownership to Bank Line Ltd. and name to Etivebank 1945, change of ownership to Alcyone Shipping Co. Ltd. and name to Alcyone Fortune 1955, change of ownership to Pan Norse SS Co. SA and name to Northern Adventure 1958. Wrecked on 9 June 1967 whilst en route from Tsukumi to Manila with a cargo of bagged cement.

Ettrickbank

Ettrickbank
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Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship
Original Owners and Managers A. Weir & Co.
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder W. Doxford & Sons
Shipyard Pallion, Sunderland
Country where built UK
Yard Number 637
Official Number 165920
Call Sign GDDS
Classification Society Lloyd's Register
Gross Tonnage 5,138
Deadweight (DWT) N/K
Net Tonnage 3,040
Length 423.2 Ft.
Overall Length 438.6 Ft.
Breadth or Beam 55.5 Ft.
Depth 24.7 Ft.
Draught N/K
Engine Type Diesel Engine
Engine Details 2S.C.SA oil engines with 4 cylinders of bore 23 5/8" and stroke 91 5/16"
Engine Builder William Doxford & Sons
Engine Builder Works Sunderland
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details 2 double-ended boilers operating at 120 psi
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power 687 MN
Maximum Speed 13

Additional Construction Information

  • Single deck and shelter deck with third deck in NO. 1 hold and cruiser stern with
  • Fitted with radio direction-finding and echo sounding equipment
  • Designed for carrying cargo oil in a deep tank and latex in forepeak tank

Career Highlights

Date Event
25 August 1937 Launched
November 1937 Completed

Crew and Capacity Information

Item Value
Crew N/K
Passengers N/K
Cargo Capacity N/K

Status and Service History Information

Item Value
Status Broken Up
Service History Information Taken for breaking up at Hong Kong 18 January 1963

Fenbank

Fernbank
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Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship
Original Owners and Managers Bank Line Ltd.
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder Sunderland Shipbuilders
Shipyard Pallion, Sunderland
Country where built UK
Yard Number 1,008
Official Number 7523934
Call Sign N/K
Classification Society N/K
Gross Tonnage 12,238
Deadweight (DWT) 18400
Net Tonnage N/K
Length 152.5 Metres
Overall Length 161.4 Metres
Breadth or Beam 23 Metres
Depth N/K
Draught N/K
Engine Type Diesel Engine
Engine Details N/K
Engine Builder N/K
Engine Builder Works N/K
Engine Builder Country N/K
Boiler Details N/K
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power N/K
Maximum Speed 16

Career Highlights

Date Event
16 August 1978 Launched
August 1978 Completed

Crew and Capacity Information

Item Value
Crew N/K
Passengers N/K
Cargo Capacity N/K

Status and Service History Information

Item Value
Status Broken Up
Service History Information Ownership changed to Fafalios and name to Venetico 1984, name changed to Dimitrakis 1993. Taken to Alang for breaking 13 October 1999.

Forresbank

Forresbank
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Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship
Original Owners and Managers Bank Line Ltd
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder W. Doxford & Sons
Shipyard Pallion, Sunderland
Country where built UK
Yard Number 851
Official Number 304132
Call Sign N/K
Classification Society N/K
Gross Tonnage 8,582
Deadweight (DWT) 12380
Net Tonnage N/K
Length 137.5 Metres
Overall Length 148.6 Metres
Breadth or Beam 19 Metres
Depth N/K
Draught N/K
Engine Type Diesel Engine
Engine Details N/K
Engine Builder N/K
Engine Builder Works N/K
Engine Builder Country N/K
Boiler Details N/K
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power N/K
Maximum Speed 16

Career Highlights

Date Event
6 February 1962 Launched
May 1962 Completed

Crew and Capacity Information

Item Value
Crew N/K
Passengers N/K
Cargo Capacity N/K

Status and Service History Information

Item Value
Status Broken Up
Service History Information Change of owner to Hertford Nav. Col Ltd. and name to Veesky 1978, change of name to Admiral 1962. Taken to Alang for breaking by Shirchi Steel 1 June 1983.

Hollybank (1942)

Hollybank (1942)
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Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship
Original Owners and Managers Bank Line Ltd.
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder Short Bros.
Shipyard Pallion, Sunderland
Country where built UK
Yard Number 471
Official Number 169023
Call Sign BDXY
Classification Society Lloyds Register
Gross Tonnage 7,041
Deadweight (DWT) 10385
Net Tonnage 4,954
Length 431 Ft.
Overall Length 446.5 Ft.
Breadth or Beam 56.3 Ft.
Depth 35.2 Ft.
Draught N/K
Engine Type Triple-expansion Steam Engine
Engine Details Cylinders of bore 24.5", 39" and 70" and stroke 48"
Engine Builder N.E. Marine Engineering Co (1988) Ltd.
Engine Builder Works Sunderland
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details 3 single-ended boilers operating at 220 psi
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power 510 MN
Maximum Speed 11

Additional Construction Information

  • 2 decks with cruiser stern
  • Fitted with radio direction-finding and echo-sounding equipment

Career Highlights

Date Event
15 May 1942 Launched
July 1942 Completed

Crew and Capacity Information

Item Value
Crew N/K
Passengers N/K
Cargo Capacity N/K

Status and Service History Information

Item Value
Status Broken Up
Service History Information Completed in 1942 for the British Government as Empire Southey, change of ownership to Bank Line Ltd. and name to Hollybank 1946, change of owner to Halcyon-Lijn NV and name to Stad Rotterdam 1953, change of owner to Ocean Shipping & Enterprises (Panama) SA and name to Ocean Unity 1963. Taken to Kaohsiung for breaking 8 March 1967.

Hollybank (1964)

Hollybank (1964)
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Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship
Original Owners and Managers Bank Line Ltd.
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder W. Doxford & Sons
Shipyard Pallion, Sunderland
Country where built Uk
Yard Number 862
Official Number 304174
Call Sign N/K
Classification Society N/K
Gross Tonnage 8,403
Deadweight (DWT) 12190
Net Tonnage N/K
Length 137.5 Metres
Overall Length 148.5 Metres
Breadth or Beam 19 Metres
Depth N/K
Draught N/K
Engine Type Diesel Engine
Engine Details N/K
Engine Builder N/K
Engine Builder Works N/K
Engine Builder Country N/K
Boiler Details N/K
Propulsion Type Single Screw
Power N/K
Maximum Speed 15

Career Highlights

Date Event
14 January 1964 Launched
April 1964 Completed

Crew and Capacity Information

Item Value
Crew N/K
Passengers N/K
Cargo Capacity N/K

Status and Service History Information

Item Value
Status Broken Up
Service History Information Change of ownership to Atticksky Cia Maritima SA and name to Nikitas F. 1979, change of ownership to Newport Marine Ltd. and name to Nonos 1987. Taken to Alang for breaking by R.I. Kalathia & Co. 2 March 1990.

Inverbank (1924)

Inverbank (1924)
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Basic Data

Item Value
Type Cargo Ship
Original Owners and Managers Bank Line Ltd.
Country First Registered UK
Shipbuilder Harland & Wolff
Shipyard Govan
Country where built UK
Yard Number 643g
Official Number 147899
Call Sign GKML
Classification Society Lloyd's Register
Gross Tonnage 5,149
Deadweight (DWT) N/K
Net Tonnage 3,113
Length 420.4 Ft.
Overall Length N/K
Breadth or Beam 53.9 Ft.
Depth 26.5 Ft.
Draught N/K
Engine Type Diesel Engine
Engine Details 4S.C.SA 12 cylinder oil engine with bore 24 13/16" and stroke 37 13/16"
Engine Builder Harland & Wolff
Engine Builder Works Glasgow
Engine Builder Country UK
Boiler Details N/A
Propulsion Type Twin Screw
Power 717 MN
Maximum Speed 12

Additional Construction Information

  • 1 steel deck and steel shelter deck

Career Highlights

Date Event
24 March 1924 Launched
29 May 1924 Completed

Crew and Capacity Information

Item Value
Crew N/K
Passengers N/K
Cargo Capacity N/K

Status and Service History Information

Item Value
Status Broken Up
Service History Information Keel laid down as Boveric in 1924, change of name to Inverbank by time of launching, change of ownership to Frassinetti & C Soc Italiana di Nav pA and name to La Liguria 1958. Taken to La Spezia for breaking by CN Tomaso di Savoia 23 September 1959.


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