One of the 21 ship order from Doxford’s in Sunderland built during the period 1957 to 1964. The mast and funnel were incorported into the bridge structure on this vessel, similar to the new ‘ Taybank’ series commenced by the same builder in 1963. Judging from online comments from ex Bank Line staff who sailed with this configuration, it was not a success.

15 YEARS WITH BANK LINE and sold to greeks and named nikitas f
TypeCargo Ship
Original Owners and ManagersBank Line Ltd.
Country First RegisteredUK
ShipbuilderW. Doxford & Sons
ShipyardPallion, Sunderland
Country where builtUk
Yard Number862
Official Number304174
Call SignN/K
Classification SocietyN/K
Gross Tonnage8,403
Deadweight (DWT)12190
Net TonnageN/K
Length137.5 Metres
Overall Length148.5 Metres
Breadth or Beam19 Metres
Engine TypeDiesel Engine
Engine DetailsN/K
Engine BuilderN/K
Engine Builder WorksN/K
Engine Builder CountryN/K
Boiler DetailsN/K
Propulsion TypeSingle Screw
Maximum Speed15

Career Highlights

14 January 1964Launched
April 1964Completed

Crew and Capacity Information

Cargo CapacityN/K

Status and Service History Information

StatusBroken Up
Service History InformationChange of ownership to Atticksky Cia Maritima SA and name to Nikitas F. 1979, change of ownership to Newport Marine Ltd. and name to Nonos 1987. Taken to Alang for breaking by R.I. Kalathia & Co. 2 March 1990.

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