1930 TWIN SCREW built M.V. IRISBANK – ONE OF THE BANK LINE ‘ WORK HORSES ‘ THAT CIRCLED THE WORLD FOR 30 YEARS.

 

M.V. IRISBANK

PICTURED IN A S.AUSTRALIAN PORT 1956.

  BOX DERRICKS AND A STRAIGHT STEM!

14 KNOTS WHEN BOTH ENGINES WERE “ON SONG”, BUT TOO OFTEN LIMPING ALONG ON ONE ENGINE WITH THE HELM HARD OVER TO COUNTERACT THE EFFECT.

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “1930 TWIN SCREW built M.V. IRISBANK – ONE OF THE BANK LINE ‘ WORK HORSES ‘ THAT CIRCLED THE WORLD FOR 30 YEARS.

  1. I joined the Comliebank in Rotterdam in 1958. Sister ship?.
    Fourteen months later she went for scrap. You forgot Iron hull all riveted. The only running water was the apprentices with 5 gallon drums fom the aft peak.
    Hot water was from a pipe on the winch piston drain pipes reminiscent of coffee percolates. Infrequently used apart from a shave when going ashore.
    Did I get repatriated? In a way gut not after joining a ‘Sam boat’ another thirteen months later. Dry compass card – twin screw sometimes.
    I thought all the engineers were foreign until they washed!

    I recall we shipped the Iris some engine parts packed along with some fish we had caught.

    Kind regards,

    John Wale

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    1. Hallo again John, Thanks for the interesting comment re your time on the Comliebank. These ships had primitive conditions – no doubt about it, but somehow I am left with fond memories. Hard to explain. As I now read lots of maritime history from the sailing ship era, I realise that we had it comparatively comfy!

      The readers and myself would no doubt be interested in your time on a ‘samboat’. Which one was it. I had 17 months on the Maplebank, Samboat, which was a memorable voyage with a Liverpool crew.
      Regards/Alan R

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