The 1980 WILLOWBANK – The wheelhouse

WILLOWBANK – The 5th ship to carry this name was the last purpose built vessel for the Bank Line. She had a long career but was sold after 8 years to new owners..

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I remember the ARPA on her. It had “matchsticks” that could be placed on upto12 targets that was your lot.
There were 8 cabins for cadets, supposedly for passies, they were the best acomm on any Bankboat. They had a phone, private shower and toilet, and 3/4 bunks.
It was a shame that its design was flawed. 

😦

and from Chris Lloyd…Willobank had a good sized bar and swimming pool which was covered. Sun bathing often took place on top of the containers accessed by stepping off the accommodation since this was block construction. She was a good ship to work on a run from East coast USA to Australia and New Zealand returning to USA through Panama Canal and then Caribbean ports to USA with a cargo capacity of 768 containers.

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  1. Willobank had a good sized bar and swimming pool which was covered. Sun bathing often took place on top of the containers accessed by stepping off the accommodation since this was block construction. She was a good ship to work on a run from East coast USA to Australia and New Zealand returning to USA through Panama Canal and then Caribbean ports to USA with a cargo capacity of 768 containers.

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  2. I remember the ARPA on her. It had “matchsticks” that could be placed on upto12 targets that was your lot.
    There were 8 cabins for cadets, supposedly for passies, they were the best acomm on any Bankboat. They had a phone, private shower and toilet, and 3/4 bunks.
    It was a shame that its design was flawed. 😦

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