TEVIOTBANK

Name:TEVIOTBANK
Type:Cargo Ship
Launched:01/12/1937
Completed:02/1938
Builder:J Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard:South Shields
Yard Number:511
Dimensions:5087grt, 2981nrt, 423.7 x 56.7 x 24.8ft
Engines:T3cyl (25, 42 & 71 x 48ins) 524nhp
Engines by:J Readhead & Sons Ltd
Propulsion:1 x Screw, 11.0knots
Construction:Steel
Reg Number:165927
History:
03/02/1938Bank Line Ltd (A Weir & Co, managers), Glasgow
1955SOARMA – Soc Armamento Marittimo, Genoa, Italy; renamed NELLA
16/02/1971Broken up
Comments:16/02/1971: Arrived at La Spezia for breaking up
23/02/1971: Breaking up commenced by CN Santa Maria

ABOVE COURTESY OF ‘ TYNE BUILT SHIPS’

As NELLA

Photo courtesy of Malcolm Cranfield

There were 5 sisters built between 1937 and 1940. The Tiel, Thurso, and Thornliebank were all torpedoed and the Testbank was destroyed when an ammunition ship blew up alongside. The TEVIOTBANK (above) served for 17 years before going to Italian owners who ran her for another 16 years as the NELLA (pictured above).

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