The 1929 built FORTHBANK
The FORTHBANK was one of 4 vessels built by Workman Clark,Belfast. She served at the Sicily landings in WW2. The DEEBANK survived and gave 26 years service, and the FORTHBANK served for 24 years before sailing an extra 6 years under the Italian flag.
I remember being a 1st and 2nd tripper and the old hands going on about ships that used to give 2 decades+ of service, bemoaning that these ships built 63/4 were only good for 16 years and need getting rid of as they would fail their special surveys. We were watching the sun set on an age and we didn’t fully realise it.