The Finnish flagged OLIVEBANK

( pictured the year before she was lost to a German mine)

The OLIVEBANK was built in 1892 and left the Bank Line fleet in 1913, changing hands several times before joining the famous Gustav Erikson fleet. He reinstated her original name back to OLIVEBANK and 15 years later, after a great career she struck a mine in the N Sea and sank when in ballast. The Master and most of the crew died, and a few were saved after clinging to wreckage all night.

Pictures from ” Sea Breezes” dated 1938

Pictures courtesy of ” Sea Breezes” 1938

Pictures courtesy of ” Sea Breezes” 1938

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