Places we visited…


Bank Line ships occaisonally visited the pretty little port of Galle in Shri Lanka. The Hazelbank visited to discharge a full cargo of flour from Australia, carried out by lighters at anchor.

The port entrance is dominated by the Fort which dates from the Portugese presence in the 1400’s.

The coal burning Hazelbank – ex Empire Franklin

2 thoughts on “Places we visited..Galle

  1. In 1956 I was into my third year as an apprentice on the Hazelbank ( ex Empire Franklin) when we loaded a full cargo of bagged flour ex Melbourne for discharge at Colombo and Galle.


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