Interesting Web Sites (Links here)

https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/forumdisplay.php?f=304. The Bank Line section of ships nostalgia with hundreds of entries….

https://banklineonline.com/trentbank-video/. TRENTBANK SINKING

http://junglecat.de – The website of an ex Bank Line Radio Officer

https://payhip.com/fairwinds. On line purchase of my books!

http://uboatarchive.net – all U Boat information

https://www.wrecksite.eu – A great site, full of information

http://www.sunderlandships.com – many bank line ships to be found on this site

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ships_built_by_Harland_and_Wolff A fascinating record of ships built over the years..

https://plimsoll.southampton.gov.uk/SOTON_Documents/Plimsoll/20215.pdf. Loss of sailing vessel Thornliebank on the Scilly Isles

https://plimsoll.southampton.gov.uk/SOTON_Documents/Plimsoll/21728.pdf.

A page dedicated to the Bank Line with photos, many duplicated here.

https://uboat.net/men/interviews/kretschmer.htm. Information and interviews with Otto Kretschmer, one of the U Boat Aces in WW2.

https://banklinenostalgia.webs.com. An interesting Bank Line site for members only

 

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https://www.miramarshipindex.nz. This a subscription site with a wealth of ship information, pictures, etc based in Wellington, N.Z.

http://www.clydeships.co.uk. Interesting record of all Scottish built vessels

http://ww2today.com/. A brilliant site for War buffs….. Tons of interesting articles. A bit of seaching needed to find the maritime reports depending on the day involved.

Another site for war buffs….. Convoy information. http://www.convoyweb.org.uk/sl/index.html?sl067.htm~slmain

http://www.bruzelius.info/Nautica/Ships/

http://uboatarchive.net/Misc/DoenitzEssay.htm. This is a de-classified secret document giving a fully detailed account f the German U boat war by Admiral Doenitz.

http://www.benjidog.co.uk/allen/Bank3.html. A great site for ship photos and detail

This link goes to ” Tacoma History” and an interesting account of the sailing vessel Olivebank.

http://www.searlecanada.org/sunderland/sunderland054.html#weybank. This site contains ship basic details for Sunderland Built Bank Line ships.

https://collections.slsa.sa.gov.au/find/Loch/page:2. This is an amazing source of sailing ship pictures – ones that visited South Australia

https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/m-s-larchbank. a nice archive of Vancouver with the Olivebank picture etc

https://archive.org/details/trueaccountofsin00unse/page/n3 – a true account of piracy from the USA ‘ Library of Congress’

https://archive.org/details/AShipIsBorn. A 20 minute video of the USA yards building Liberty Ships in the war. Corny in places, but interesting bits…

http://www.shipspotting.com. Great photo site/searchable

Minchbank video from the 1070’s. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5606Y6ioUk.

A very evocative and nostalgic video of life just before WW2 started on a ship trading round the Med. Note: The Ionian hit a mine and sank shortly after the war started. – The film was a propoganda film extolling the virtues of the RN.

Another Youtube video with the London Docks 1969 and some shots taken aboard the GOWENBANK