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Red Bank
"Red Bank".
Engine Room "Red Bank".
( Photo thanks to D. Sutton )
"Red Bank".
"Red Bank".
It's good to see there is still an interest in these grand old ships. I was on the Red Bank
during the Suez Crisis, supporting the RAF at Ismalia.That was quite interesting too.
Regards, Mike Weller.
"Red Bank" in Las Palmas,1956.
( Photo thanks to Tim Dwyer )
Harry 3rd Engineer, on board the "RED BANK", Port Said.
( Photo send in by Tim Dwyer, whose father Harry sailed on "Red Bank" )
"Red Bank", at Cape Town.

History :
Built by Alabama Dry Dock & Shipbuilding Co., Mobile, Alabama.
Yardnumber 311. UMSC No. 1519. Off. nr. 246814.
Keel laid 07-08-1944. Launched 19-10-1944. Completed 10-11-1944. Gr. 10172 t., Net. 6423 t., Dw. 16613 t. L.o.a. 159,57 m., Br. 20,78 m., Dr. 11,93 m. Engine: 2 steam turbines, manufactured by General Electric Company, Lynn, Massachussetts. 7240 B.h.p., 5401 kW. Speed 15 knots. 26 Tanks.
RED BANK-1944 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, Mobile, Alabama, USA.
RED BANK-1947 for British Tanker Company, London, Great Britain.
RED BANK-1956 for BP Tanker Company Ltd., London, Great Britain.
BANK-1959 for Christiania Portland Cementfabrik A/S, Oslo, Norway.
Additional Reports:
Reported Bank sold to shipbreakers in Italy. Arrived La Spezia 20 Jan. 1960 to be broken up. Work began Apr. 1960. [ By Terrestre Marittima S.p.A. ]