One of the 18 ship order from Harland and Wolff Ltd, placed in 1924. This was one of the biggest single orders of the time. Only 3 made it into old age, and one of these the Forresbank was wrecked after 33 years service.
9 of the 18 ships were lost in WW2. The Larchbank (above) was torpedoed in 1943 near the Maldive Islands by a Japanese submarine. All 37 crew plus 9 others were killed or drowned.