Steamer TYNEBANK and her charmed life throughout WW2..

This ship was on the stocks in S Shields during the depression years of 1934, and was built very slowly, by John Readhead. She led a charmed life sailing all over the globe for the 6 years of WW2 unscathed. In 1955 she went to a HK company and became the INCHJURA for a further 4 years trading.

TYNEBANK (Br)  4,651 tons, built 1934

Departure                              Convoy                    Arrival           

Rosario, Sep 23, 1939                    Independent                    Buenos Aires, Sep 24, 1939          

                               Independent                    Montevideo, Oct 1, 1939          

Buenos Aires, Oct 1, 1939                    Independent                               

Montevideo, Oct 2, 1939                    Independent                    Freetown, Oct 19, 1939          

Freetown, Nov 8, 1939                    SL.8 (Freetown – Liverpool)          Liverpool, Nov 27, 1939          

Liverpool, Dec 16, 1939                    OB.54 (Liverpool – Dispersed)          Cardiff, Dec 18, 1939          

Cardiff, Jan 5, 1940                    Independent                    Milford Haven, Jan 6, 1940          

Milford Haven, Jan 12, 1940                    OB.70 (Liverpool – to OG 14)                               

Passed Gibraltar, Jan 18, 1940          Independent                               

                     OG.14 (to AT SEA – Gibraltar)                    Passed Gibraltar, Jan 19, 1940          

                               Independent                    Port Said, Jan 27, 1940          

Suez, Feb 8, 1940                    Independent                    Calcutta, Feb 26, 1940          

Calcutta, Mar 3, 1940                    Independent                               

Madras, Mar 6, 1940                    Independent                    Cochin, Mar 15, 1940          

Cochin, Mar 15, 1940                    Independent                    Colombo, Mar 19, 1940          

Colombo, Mar 21, 1940                    Independent                    Durban, Apr 5, 1940          

Durban, Apr 7, 1940                    Independent                    St John Nb, May 7, 1940          

St John Nb, May 8, 1940                    Independent                    Boston, May 11, 1940          

Boston, May 11, 1940                    Independent                    New York, May 12, 1940          

New York, May 15, 1940                    Independent                    Philadelphia, May 16, 1940          

Philadelphia, May 17, 1940                    Independent                    Baltimore, May 19, 1940          

Baltimore, May 20, 1940                    Independent                    New York, May 22, 1940          

New York, May 31, 1940                    Independent                    Halifax, Jun 4, 1940          

Halifax, Jun 5, 1940                    HX.48 (Halifax – Liverpool)          Liverpool, Jun 19, 1940          

Liverpool, Jul 11, 1940                    OB.182 (Liverpool – Dispersed)                               

                               Independent                    St John Nb, Jul 24, 1940          

St John Nb, Aug 1, 1940                    Independent                    Corner Brook, Aug 4, 1940          

Corner Brook, Aug 12, 1940                    Independent                    Sydney CB, Aug 13, 1940          

Sydney CB, Aug 16, 1940                    HX.66 (Halifax – Liverpool)          Liverpool, Aug 31, 1940          

Liverpool, Sep 17, 1940                    OB.215 (Liverpool – Dispersed)                               

                               Independent                    Montreal, Oct 2, 1940          

Montreal, Oct 12, 1940                    Independent                    Sydney CB, Oct 16, 1940          

Sydney CB, Oct 17, 1940                    HX.81 (Halifax – Liverpool)          Oban, Nov 1, 1940          

Oban, Nov 5, 1940                    Independent                    Clyde, Nov 6, 1940          

Clyde, Nov 17, 1940                    WN.40 (Clyde – Methil)          Methil, Nov 20, 1940          

Methil, Nov 24, 1940                    FS.344 (Methil – Southend)          Southend, Nov 26, 1940          

Southend, Dec 9, 1940                    FN.355 (Southend – Methil)          Tyne, Dec 11, 1940          

                               FN.365 (Southend – Methil)          Methil, Dec 24, 1940          

Tyne, Dec 24, 1940                    FN.365 (Southend – Methil)                               

Methil, Dec 26, 1940                    EN.47/1 (Methil – Oban)          Oban, Dec 30, 1940          

Oban, Dec 31, 1940                    OB.267 (Liverpool – Dispersed)                               

                               Independent                    Capetown, Jan 31, 1941          

Capetown, Jan 31, 1941                    Independent                    Durban, Feb 5, 1941          

Durban, Feb 7, 1941                    Independent                    Aden, Feb 24, 1941          

Aden, Mar 17, 1941                    BN.20 (Aden – Suez)          Suez, Mar 25, 1941          

Port Said, Mar 26, 1941                    Independent                    Alexandria, Mar 27, 1941          

Alexandria, Apr 3, 1941                    Independent                    Port Said, Apr 4, 1941          

Suez, Apr 7, 1941                    BS.23 (Suez – Dispersed)          Port Sudan, Apr 11, 1941          

Port Sudan, Apr 14, 1941                    Independent                    Suez, Apr 18, 1941          

Suez, Apr 19, 1941                    Independent                    Port Sudan, Apr 22, 1941          

Port Sudan, Apr 22, 1941                    Independent                    Suez, Apr 26, 1941          

Suez, Apr 29, 1941                    Independent                               

Port Sudan, May 1, 1941                    Independent                    Massawa, May 3, 1941          

Massawa, May 5, 1941                    Independent                    Suez, May 9, 1941          

Suez, May 13, 1941                    Independent                    Massawa, May 17, 1941          

Massawa, May 19, 1941                    Independent                    Suez, May 23, 1941          

Suez, Jun 1, 1941                    Independent                    Aden, Jun 7, 1941          

Aden, Jun 9, 1941                    Independent                    Beira, Jun 24, 1941          

Beira, Jun 25, 1941                    Independent                    Lourenco Marques, Jun 28, 1941          

Lourenco Marques, Jun 30, 1941          Independent                               

Capetown, Jul 14, 1941                    Independent                    Port Elizabeth, Jul 18, 1941          

Port Elizabeth, Jul 23, 1941                    Independent                    Aden, Aug 9, 1941          

Aden, Aug 9, 1941                    Independent                    Port Sudan, Aug 13, 1941          

Port Sudan, Aug 15, 1941                    Independent                    Suez, Aug 18, 1941          

Port Said, Aug 20, 1941                    Independent                    Alexandria, Aug 21, 1941          

Alexandria, Aug 31, 1941                    Independent                    Port Said, Sep 1, 1941          

Suez, Sep 3, 1941                    Independent                    Aden, Sep 8, 1941          

Aden, Sep 11, 1941                    Independent                    Calcutta, Sep 27, 1941          

Calcutta, Oct 13, 1941                    Independent                    Colombo, Oct 19, 1941          

Colombo, Oct 21, 1941                    Independent                    Durban, Nov 8, 1941          

Durban, Nov 14, 1941                    Independent                    Capetown, Nov 19, 1941          

Capetown, Nov 20, 1941                    Independent                    Rio De Janeiro, Dec 5, 1941          

Rio De Janeiro, Dec 6, 1941                    Independent                    Santos, Dec 7, 1941          

Santos, Dec 10, 1941                    Independent                    Montevideo, Dec 13, 1941          

                               Independent                    Buenos Aires, Dec 16, 1941          

Montevideo, Dec 16, 1941                    Independent                               

Buenos Aires, Jan 8, 1942                    Independent                               

Montevideo, Jan 12, 1942                    Independent                    Rio De Janeiro, Jan 16, 1942          

Rio De Janeiro, Jan 26, 1942                    Independent                    Freetown, Feb 12, 1942          

Freetown, Feb 21, 1942                    SL.101 (Freetown – Liverpool)          Belfast Lough, Mar 15, 1942          

Belfast Lough, Mar 19, 1942                    BB.150 (Belfast Lough – M Haven)                    Cardiff, Mar 20, 1942          

Cardiff, Apr 9, 1942                    Independent                    Milford Haven, Apr 10, 1942          

Milford Haven, Apr 11, 1942                    OS.25 (Liverpool – Freetown)                               

                               Independent                    Montevideo, May 12, 1942          

Montevideo, May 22, 1942                    Independent                    Buenos Aires, May 23, 1942          

Buenos Aires, Jun 3, 1942                    Independent                    Capetown, Jun 21, 1942          

Capetown, Jul 25, 1942                    Independent                    Lourenco Marques, Jul 31, 1942          

Lourenco Marques, Aug 9, 1942          Independent                    Aden, Aug 23, 1942          

Aden, Aug 23, 1942                    Independent                    Suez, Aug 31, 1942          

Suez, Sep 12, 1942                    Independent                    Aden, Sep 21, 1942          

Aden, Sep 23, 1942                    Independent                    Durban, Oct 7, 1942          

Durban, Oct 11, 1942                    Independent                    Rio De Janeiro, Oct 31, 1942          

Rio De Janeiro, Nov 23, 1942                    Independent                    Trinidad, Dec 10, 1942          

Trinidad, Dec 19, 1942                    TAG.30 (Trinidad – Guantanamo)                    Guantanamo, Dec 24, 1942          

Guantanamo, Dec 24, 1942                    GN.30 (Guantanamo – NYC)          New York, Jan 1, 1943          

New York, Jan 4, 1943                    SC.116 (NYC – Liverpool)          Loch Ewe, Jan 28, 1943          

                               WN.389 (Loch Ewe – Methil)          Methil, Jan 31, 1943          

Methil, Jan 31, 1943                    FS.1027 (Methil – Southend)          Middlesbrough, Feb 1, 1943          

Middlesbrough, Feb 19, 1943                    not reported                    Blyth, Feb 20, 1943          

                               not reported                    Tyne, Feb 25, 1943          

Blyth, Feb 25, 1943                    not reported                               

Tyne, Mar 2, 1943                    FN.957 (Southend – Methil)          Methil, Mar 3, 1943          

Methil, Mar 3, 1943                    EN.201 (Methil – Loch Ewe)          Clyde, Mar 6, 1943          

Clyde, Mar 14, 1943                    KMS.11G (Clyde – Bone)          Gibraltar, Mar 24, 1943          

Gibraltar, Apr 11, 1943                    KMS.12G (Clyde – Bone)          Algiers, Apr 14, 1943          

Algiers, Apr 24, 1943                    MKS.12 (Bone – r/v WITH SL 128)                    Gibraltar, Apr 26, 1943          

Gibraltar, May 6, 1943                    Independent                    Melilla, May 7, 1943          

Melilla, May 8, 1943                    Independent                    Gibraltar, May 9, 1943          

Gibraltar, May 22, 1943                    MKS.13G (Gibraltar – r/v WITH SL 129)                               

                     SL.129MK (r/v SL 129/MKS 13 – Liverpool)          Loch Ewe, Jun 1, 1943          

                     WN.436 (Loch Ewe – Methil)                    Methil, Jun 4, 1943          

Methil, Jun 4, 1943                    FS.1133 (Methil – Southend)          Southend, Jun 6, 1943          

Southend, Jun 16, 1943                    FN.1049 (Southend – Methil)          Tyne, Jun 17, 1943          

Tyne, Jun 27, 1943                    FN.1057 (Southend – Methil)          Methil, Jun 28, 1943          

Methil, Jun 29, 1943                    EN.249 (Methil – Loch Ewe)          Loch Ewe, Jul 1, 1943          

                     ON.191 (Liverpool – NYC)                    New York, Jul 15, 1943          

New York, Aug 2, 1943                    Independent                               

Hampton Roads, Aug 7, 1943                    UGS.14 (Hampton Rds – Port Said)Port Said, Sep 2, 1943          

Suez, Sep 4, 1943                    Independent                    Aden, Sep 10, 1943          

Aden, Sep 10, 1943                    Independent                    Colombo, Sep 20, 1943          

Madras, Oct 13, 1943                    Independent                    Calcutta, Oct 17, 1943          

Calcutta, Nov 8, 1943                    Independent                    Aden, Nov 27, 1943          

Aden, Nov 28, 1943                    Independent                    Suez, Dec 3, 1943          

Port Said, Dec 5, 1943                    Independent                    Alexandria, Dec 6, 1943          

Alexandria, Dec 7, 1943                    GUS.24 (Port Said – Hampton Rds)                    Gibraltar, Dec 17, 1943          

Gibraltar, Dec 19, 1943                    OS.61 (ex OS 61/KMS 35 – Freetown)                    Dakar, Dec 27, 1943          

Dakar, Jan 8, 1944                    OS.62 (ex OS 62/KMS 37 – Freetown)                    Freetown, Jan 11, 1944          

Freetown, Jan 13, 1944                    Independent                    Lagos, Jan 18, 1944          

Lagos, Jan 30, 1944                    LTS.9 (Lagos – Freetown)          Freetown, Feb 5, 1944          

Freetown, Feb 11, 1944                    SL.149 (Freetown – r/v WITH MKS 40)                               

                     SL.149MK (r/v SL 149/MKS 40 – Liverpool)          Loch Ewe, Mar 6, 1944          

                     WN.554 (Loch Ewe – Methil)                    Methil, Mar 9, 1944          

Methil, Mar 9, 1944                    FS.1386 (Methil – Southend)          Immingham, Mar 10, 1944          

                               Independent                    Hull, Mar 11, 1944          

Immingham, Mar 11, 1944                    Independent                               

Hull, Apr 27, 1944                    FN.1340 (Southend – Methil)          Methil, Apr 29, 1944          

Methil, Apr 29, 1944                    EN.377 (Methil – Loch Ewe)          Loch Ewe, May 1, 1944          

                               ON.235 (Liverpool – NYC)          St Johns NF, May 15, 1944          

St Johns NF, May 18, 1944                    WB.87 (St Johns NF – Sydney CB)                    Sydney CB, May 21, 1944          

Sydney CB, May 22, 1944                    not reported                    New York, May 26, 1944          

New York, Jun 5, 1944                    NG.439 (NYC – Guantanamo)          Guantanamo, Jun 11, 1944          

Guantanamo, Jun 13, 1944                    Independent                               

Macoris, Jul 3, 1944                    Independent                    Guantanamo, Jul 5, 1944          

Guantanamo, Jul 7, 1944                    GN.143 (Guantanamo – NYC)          New York, Jul 14, 1944          

New York, Jul 17, 1944                    HX.300 (NYC – Liverpool)          Liverpool, Aug 3, 1944          

Liverpool, Aug 18, 1944                    ON.249 (Liverpool – NYC)          New York, Sep 2, 1944          

New York, Sep 23, 1944                    NG.461 (NYC – Guantanamo)          Guantanamo, Sep 29, 1944          

Guantanamo, Sep 29, 1944                    GAT.163 (Guantanamo – Trinidad)                    Trinidad, Oct 5, 1944          

Trinidad, Oct 7, 1944                    TJ.47 (Trinidad – Rio)                               

                               Independent                    Capetown, Nov 5, 1944          

Capetown, Nov 11, 1944                    Independent                    Port Elizabeth, Nov 13, 1944          

Port Elizabeth, Nov 19, 1944                    Independent                    Durban, Nov 20, 1944          

Durban, Nov 24, 1944                    Independent                    Tamatave, Nov 30, 1944          

Tamatave, Dec 5, 1944                    Independent                    Mauritius, Dec 8, 1944          

Mauritius, Dec 15, 1944                    Independent                    Colombo, Dec 27, 1944          

Colombo, Jan 17, 1945                    Independent                    Durban, Feb 4, 1945          

Durban, Feb 15, 1945                    Independent                    Colombo, Mar 5, 1945          

Colombo, Apr 11, 1945                    Independent                    Lourenco Marques, Apr 27, 1945          

Lourenco Marques, May 7, 1945          Independent                    Colombo, May 24, 1945          

Colombo, Jun 20, 1945                    Independent                    Mauritius, Jul 12, 1945          

Mauritius, Jul 22, 1945                    Independent                    Reunion, Jul 23, 1945          

Reunion, Jul 25, 1945                    Independent                    Mauritius, Jul 26, 1945          

Mauritius, Aug 3, 1945                    Independent                    Colombo, Aug 15, 1945          

Colombo, Sep 6, 1945                    Independent                    Tamatave, Sep 19, 1945          

Tamatave, Sep 29, 1945                    Independent                    Majunga, Oct 3, 1945          

Majunga, Oct 11, 1945                    Independent                    Nossi Be, Oct 12, 1945          

Nossi Be, Oct 23, 1945                    Independent                    Aden, Nov 3, 1945          

Aden, Nov 4, 1945                    Independent                    Suez, Nov 10, 1945          

Port Said, Nov 13, 1945                    Independent                    Havre, Dec 3, 1945          

Havre, Dec 13, 1945                    Independent                    Swansea, Dec 15, 1945          

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                               Independent                    St John Nb, Jul 24, 1940          

What an itinerary – how often might she have been in the crosshairs of a U boat in all her meandering…?

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