About the site…..Much of the content is Bankline history


by Alan Rawlinson.

This web site and blog was started some years ago as a home for pictures related to my seagoing career. Later, pictures from maritime postings ashore were added. It has now become a site for all Bank Line material. More pictures, articles, and memories are needed from you – the readers! However trivial you might consider them, the viewers would be interested to share your memories.

There are close to 1800 entries here covering the sailing ships, steamers, and motorships, twin screw vessels, and more, mostly with pictures. Material is being added as it becomes available. There are also LINKS to other interesting sites, including Maritime books worth reading. Please enjoy browsing, and feel free to comment! If you have pictures or stories of the Bank Line days which are receding fast please leave a message or email me at fairwinz@mail.com. Thank you.

The site owner steering on the liberty ship MAPLEBANK in 1955. Search for ‘Maplebank’ on the ‘Q’ symbol for an account of that memorable voyage with a Liverpool crew.