Places we visited….


Kobe was a regular call for Bank Line vessels

The ‘old’ ERNEBANK visited Kobe with bagged sugar for discharge

The Kobe, or Great Hanshin, earthquake struck in the pre-dawn hours of January 17, 1995, with a magnitude of 7.3 near the city of Kobe, about 350 km (210 miles) southwest of Tokyo. It killed more than 6,400 people. Damage was estimated at $100 billion.

Pictures of the modern port

See the book below. Available on Amazon

“Merchant Navy Apprentice 1951-1955”

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