The port of Liverpool, Birkenhead ( Bromboro Dock) and the Mersey wll always be huge in any Bank Line old timers mind. It was often the place where the journey and adventure began and where it often ended years later. The author, for one, felt emotional , watching the Liver Birds line up when passing outward bound. Often, as mentioned, it was possible to see them line up again as the ship sailed back up the Mersey, as on the ‘old’ Ernebank in 1953, on a ‘short’ 8 month trip!
The Ernebank building in 1937.
Life in the iconic Bank Line can be read about in the book titled, ” Merchant Navy Apprentice, 1951-1955″