2 thoughts on “M.V. Irisbank. 1930’s built and one of 4 twin screw vessels from Workman Clark in Belfast. She sailed for 31 years in the Bank Line, circling the globe endlessly and surviving WW2. A real workhorse, with quite primitive facilities on board.

  1. Me ex Bank Line 1950 deck Apprentice. What race was deck and engine crew irisbank and where accommodated? Foreward deck houses confuse me,on eskbank/others they on after deck being crew toilet blocks.


    1. Hallo Derek

      Crew were Indian with a Chinese carpenter and they were accommodated aft with all the noise of the steering gear! The deck houses which were a Bank Line hallmark in those days, were sometimes placed on the foredeck and sometimes on the after deck abeam of the main mast.

      I remember the Eskbank. Did we ever meet, I wonder? Rgds/Alan


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