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Photographer:PWR [View profile]Title:WESTBANKAdded:Mar 10, 2013
Location:Hull, United Kingdom
Photo Category: General cargo ships built 1940-1949 (Over 3000gt)
built 1948 Charlie Hill
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P.F. KERR on Jun 13, 2018 03:30 (7 months ago)
The last of three "compass point" ships (South, East and West) built for Bank Line, and the first class of ships to be built for the company post-WWII.
Launched: 11/3/1948 and completed: 11/1948.
5,957 gt and 9,325 dwt.
141.5m oa, 132.8m pp, and 18.3m beam
Builder: Wm. Doxford, Pallion, U.K.
Doxford engine - 14 knots service speed.
1948 - "WESTBANK" - Bank Line Ltd., Glasgow, U.K.
24/12/1965 - sold for 175,000 to Katani Shipping Co.S.A., Piraeus, Greece. Renamed "SIMBA".
1969 - renamed "SANTA HELENA"
1970 - ownership to Oceanica Surena Nav. SA, Piraeus.
11/4/1974 - broken up at Santander, Spain.
Sources: and
newspaper - "Evening Star", Dunedin, NZ. 5/1/1966
3SX on Mar 10, 2013 11:31 (5 years ago)
imo 5387972
blt as WESTBANK by W.Doxford & Sons (Pallion,UK) - h/n 761


BU Santander 11.4.1974
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