Two views of the 1937 ESKBANK built as a Doxford economy motortramp, along with the TEESBANK, ETTRICKBANK, and the WILLOWBANK (the second with this name). She seved Bank Line for 27 years.
Captain John Campbell -“
I served on Eskbank for 20 months as App and 3rd Mate in 1955/56, The Masters were Capt Eadie making his last trip prior Promotion to Marine Supt in Calcutta. He was followed by Capt Henry Allan.
I can honestly say that this vessel was maintained to a very high standard and I enjoyed my time there.
We went to many interesting places from New Orleans to Buenos Aires. Our cargoes were Sulphur and Cargo Black . Cotton and tractors. Gunney bags, jute and tea. Bagged and bulk grain.
We also went to Tristan du Cuna with part cargo of supplies plus a hut to be used by the Duke of Edinburgh when he visited the island in 1956.
I left her in Hamburg to obtain my 2nd Mates Certificate.