Chant tankers

pluijmpje
29th October 2005, 13:31
On the Dutch "kustvaartforum" is a question about Chant tankers. I know Everard sailed with them. During the late sixties I had often to work on them when they where at the pier of the 'Nieuwe Matex" Vlaardingen. Floating coffins we used to call them. Because I cann't find back much about Everard, I hope someone can help with photo's and/or further info.
greatings
Jan van der Pluijm

john hardy
4th November 2005, 06:35
new to this so bear with me, all i can tell you about the chants is the fact that my father, a sea going cook from 1928-1968 was in the chant 22 in world war 2, or shortly after, and was the only vessel that made him constantly sea-sick!

R736476
11th November 2005, 12:37
There were 43 Chants (Channel Tanker) built, all in 1944.
Details: 142ft bp (148ft oa) x 27ft. 400 tdw. Oil engines. 7.5 knots.
I don't know that Everard had many. My old Empire Ships book shows Chant 27 becoming Auspicity in 1955, that's the only Everard name.
regards,
Alex

ruud
11th November 2005, 13:08
Ahoy,

Here the Auspicity ex Chant 27-Frans;

http://img391.imageshack.us/img391/2429/auspicityexfrans19440aq.th.jpg (http://img391.imageshack.us/my.php?image=auspicityexfrans19440aq.jpg)

Averity ex Chant 53-Theodora

http://img391.imageshack.us/img391/9770/averityexchant53theodora6fn.th.jpg (http://img391.imageshack.us/my.php?image=averityexchant53theodora6fn.jpg)

http://www.1250ships.com/models/wirral/images/wms11_wl_expand.jpg

F.T. Everard & Sons have compiled an "Everard Dictionary". The following extract is taken from this dictionary. FIRMITY-Strength-solidity, FIXITY-Fixed-state, FESTIVITY-Gaiety-joyfulness, FORMALITY-Observance of form, FORTUNITY-Happiness, FRIVOLITY -Acts or habits of trifling, AUSPICITY-Auspice, AVERITY-Aver.

collin
14th February 2006, 11:25
Shell Singapore had Two Chants in the Far East Fleet ...The Seladang ..chant 65 and the Rusa ..chant 43 Master ..2 Mates and an Engineer plus plus 14 Chinese crew ..I was on the Seladang for 12 months as 2nd Mate sailing around Indonesia in 1958 and wondering what i was doing out there !!!!!!!!!

KenLin39
14th February 2006, 11:44
Ahoy There.
A few more Everard Chants. Futurity (Emp Fanal). Fluidity (Emp Fame). Formality (Emp Favourite). Flexity (Emp Facility). Frivolity (Emp Fashion). Ken.

Keltic Star
15th February 2006, 09:18
Ahoy,

Here the Auspicity ex Chant 27-Frans;

http://img391.imageshack.us/img391/2429/auspicityexfrans19440aq.th.jpg (http://img391.imageshack.us/my.php?image=auspicityexfrans19440aq.jpg)

Averity ex Chant 53-Theodora

http://img391.imageshack.us/img391/9770/averityexchant53theodora6fn.th.jpg (http://img391.imageshack.us/my.php?image=averityexchant53theodora6fn.jpg)

http://www.1250ships.com/models/wirral/images/wms11_wl_expand.jpg

F.T. Everard & Sons have compiled an "Everard Dictionary". The following extract is taken from this dictionary. FIRMITY-Strength-solidity, FIXITY-Fixed-state, FESTIVITY-Gaiety-joyfulness, FORMALITY-Observance of form, FORTUNITY-Happiness, FRIVOLITY -Acts or habits of trifling, AUSPICITY-Auspice, AVERITY-Aver.


You forgot the "Leftitty" and the "Rightitty"

ruud
15th February 2006, 09:43
You forgot the "Leftitty" and the "Rightitty"Ahoy,
Here you got both!(EEK) (Ouch) (Gleam)
http://blogsimages.skynet.be/images/001/029/024_b8f1434fa26312220bed2ddeec0e42c8.150.150.jpg

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/72312/nissan/

R736476
15th February 2006, 10:09
Ahoy There.
A few more Everard Chants. Futurity (Emp Fanal). Fluidity (Emp Fame). Formality (Emp Favourite). Flexity (Emp Facility). Frivolity (Emp Fashion). Ken.
These were actually all Empire F Class dry cargo coasters and not CHANT tankers. However they had the same dimensions, deadweight and speed as the CHANTs; that's real standardisation!

Keltic Star
15th February 2006, 16:36
Ahoy,
Here you got both!(EEK) (Ouch) (Gleam)
http://blogsimages.skynet.be/images/001/029/024_b8f1434fa26312220bed2ddeec0e42c8.150.150.jpg

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/72312/nissan/

And a lot better looking than any Skipper or Chief I sailed with on Everards.
Bob

price
6th March 2006, 21:59
(*)) Does anybody remember Capt. Griffin's Chant Tanker 'Farringay',[ex 'empire Farringay'] she was a regular trader around the UK Coast in the 1950s and 1960s. Her hull, superstructure and masts were painted black,[not much cutting in to do]. I believe the ships operation was very much a family affair.
Bruce.

price
6th March 2006, 22:25
I mistakenly said that the 'Farringay' was a tanker, she was not. I remember
her well, in the china clay ports of the west country and other parts of the coast, obviously a dry cargo vessel. Sorry for the blip.
Bruce. (*))

danube4
6th March 2006, 22:41
I joined Everards in 1958-59. I spent my first two day aboard a chant on buoys at Greenhithe.Just two of us aboard.There were two along side each other, ca'nt remember if they were Tankers or Cargo. Third day I was sent to the Argosity Tanker. I was on her forabout nine months. Do'es anyone Know why the Argosity is not mentioned on any ship lists. Not even on Everards own list. Barney

danube4
6th March 2006, 22:45
Argosity Photo Vic Young

Peter4447
7th March 2006, 09:38
I seem to re-collect that a good few years ago now one of the Chants was purchased by an Owner/Master from Canada. I believe she went across the big pond and traded on the Great Lakes. Can anyone confirm this please? (Read)

price
7th March 2006, 17:00
Peter,
Yes I believe at least five Chants ended up on the St. Lawrence river, the 'Fermont' was one most notable, a fascinating story about the varied career of this little ship can be Googled under the title 'Empire Farringay'. I found this information quite by chance this morning while looking for something else.
Briefly, the ship was launched in 1944 as the 'Empire Fathom' and purchased by Hullgates in 1946 and renamed 'Fosdyke Trader' and later that year sold to Great Yarmouth Shipping Co.
In 1961 the ship was sold to a Canadian Co. for work in the St Lawrence River and was renamed 'Fort Carillon', she had a further name change in 1972 to the 'Janolyne' before becoming the 'Fermont in 1975.
The various hapenings between 1975 and the time that she ran aground off 'Seal Island' Nova Scotia in the 1990s are too numerous to recount here, but make very good reading.
I found also that the 'Farringay', which I inquired about yesterday was sold to Spanish ship breakers as the 'Claire' in 1981. One interesting snippet of information, the 'Farringay' carried the last last cargo of coal to leave Cardiff Docks, 25th. August 1964.
Bruce

Peter4447
7th March 2006, 19:39
Bruce
Thank you very much for that, I am pleased that my memory didn't fail me! Just one other little interesting point, why did Everards always seem to insist on painting the square sterns a shade of bright sky blue?

PJW
7th March 2006, 19:46
In addition to Everards operating Chants Rowbothams old Leadsman was also a Chant. She was the Chant 11 launched in Hessle by Henry Scarr Ltd in 1944. Operated by Rowbothams as Leadsman form 1951 to 1962. She was broken up in Spain in 1974.

IAN BEATON JACK
7th March 2006, 20:06
There were 43 Chants (Channel Tanker) built, all in 1944.
Details: 142ft bp (148ft oa) x 27ft. 400 tdw. Oil engines. 7.5 knots.
I don't know that Everard had many. My old Empire Ships book shows Chant 27 becoming Auspicity in 1955, that's the only Everard name.
regards,
Alex
can't be positive,but wasn't everards "mv grit" a chant.
ian

price
7th March 2006, 21:28
Ian,
There have been seven Everard ships named 'Grit', to my knowledge none of them were Chants.
Bruce (*))

meechingman
7th March 2006, 22:05
I was just about to say that Rowbotham's Leadsman was a Chant, but I've been beaten to it!
My Dad served on her for a time, not sure if it was as Mate or Master, though. I'll grab the Huckett Rowbotham book back from my sister and see what his annotated notes say.
Andy G

awateah2
7th March 2006, 23:46
Also one under the Dutch Flag but in Rowbothams colours. The 'Mercurius' in the late 50's early 60's she was built as 'Chant 42'

danube4
30th May 2006, 12:56
Formality ex Empire Favourite 1944.

Peter4447
30th May 2006, 14:26
Nice picture Danube and one that clearly shows the light blue stern. I have a feeling that Everards did this as the square sterns of their sailing barges were this colour, so perhaps they were keeping alive an old tradition as the 'Chants' would have been in service during the days of Mr Fred, Miss Ethel etc and for whom their sailing barges and the sailing barge races meant a great deal. (*))
Peter4447

danube4
30th May 2006, 15:00
I would like to apologise to, Charlie Hill and Brian Masterman. riversea.tugtalk.co.uk for putting there picture on this site.
I downloaded the picture a couple of days ago.(Formality ex Empire Favourite) to my collection as you say i can. I saw someone asking about Chants and put the pic on site without thinking. I do hope you understand.
Barney.

dom
31st May 2006, 06:05
the longest lived empire F class was the farringay owned by kenny griffin from 1946 -1979.in later years under his ownership the farringay was modified to add a flush deck level with the trunking,increasing her tonnage to 461 gross,her machinery wasmuch modified too ,ending her life with triple screws driven by three kelvin engines installed at different times from 1965 to 1972
ships monthly oct 1987.

Tony G
12th June 2006, 11:02
Hi all
I have only just found this forum so sorry to resurrect an old post but I am looking for info on CHANT tankers in wartime build can anybody tell me the names and addresses of builders as I am trying to get a copy of the plans or if this fails do you think a modified TID Tug hull work as a general outline shape if it was streched
Many Thanks
Regards Tony G (*))

rob15
22nd June 2006, 15:50
Chant 60--61--Readhead Sons South Sheilds --Chant 62--63--64--65--52--53--54--55--56--57--58--59--45--44--43--42--Furness S.B.Co Ltd Haverton Hill---Chant 66--67--68--69--Burntsland S.B.Co---Chant 51--52--50--28--27--26--25--24--23--22--Goole S.B.And Co---Chant 12--11--10--9--8--7--6--5--4--3--2--1--Henry Scar Hessle--photos Chant 1Ships monthly Jan 1988--Chant28 Ships Monthly Oct.1987--Chant 53 Ships Monthly Oct.1987 hope this is of some help to you'

bill1947
8th December 2006, 16:35
Hi Price

I served on the Mv Farringay from July to Sept in 1967
her cargo was mostly Coal - China Clay - and Stone
She was a family affair the crew consisted of
Capt Griffin - First Mate - his wife was the cook - 1 engineer - and 2 Abs

Bill...

JOHN.T
3rd December 2010, 20:11
Hello sailed on Chant Flexity searched but can't find photo anywhere any ideas?
please. Best JOHN.T

E.Martin
4th December 2010, 17:23
I served 5 months as AB on the Yvonne Olivier 1952,China Clay,Road Stone,Coal,Ammonia?,worst ship ever served on,28 turns of the wheel from hard a port to hard a starboard,was a ***** to steer,cannot think of any good points about her,I think she carried 400 ton,not very good in any sea.
I suppose they did the job they was built for but they were very basic.

Hamish Mackintosh
4th December 2010, 17:39
They sure seemed to be long livers,what did they have in them for power?

Somerton
4th December 2010, 18:11
There was a chant called the Maria Rosa ,she used to take some chemical cargo from Ellesmere Port/ Runcorn to Carrickfergus. She was later replaced by the Carrick Kestrel (ex Silverkestrel) Robertsons of Glasgow also had one called the Morion. I think there was a chain arrangement from the forrad winch to heave up the anchor (if my memory is correct ).
Alex C.

slick
5th December 2010, 08:34
All,
On my first trip on the coast with Hullgates in 1958, I saw my first CHANT, I asked an AB what was that?
He replied, 'A CHANT, it stands for Channel Tanker, 'built by the mile and cut off by the yard'.
Yours aye,
slick