The 1939 built THORNLIEBANK (model)

Built at South Shields by John Readhead and Sons, Ltd in 1937. She was the 4th of a 5 ship order placed just before WW2 started. They were TIELBANK (torpedoed in 1941) TESTBANK (sunk at Bari after an explosion nearby)THORNLIEBANK ( Torpedoed in 1941) THURSOBANK (Torpedoed in 1942). Only the TIELBANK made it safely to the breakers in 1971 after 33 years continuous service.

2 thoughts on “Thornliebank

  1. This Tielbank must have either been lost or sold out of the fleet as in the 1950’s there was A Liberty Ship named the Tielbank in the Bank Line fleet.

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