T.S.S Chicanoa

hookeslaw
12th December 2013, 18:25
Hi

I am looking for Photographs and historical information of this ship for my dad who served on the ship in the early 60's. If you have any pictures or historical information, could you email me the details? to [email protected]

Any help would be greatly appreciated and make an old man happy

Basil
12th December 2013, 18:56
Chic official postcard pic its way (Thumb)

Some sources of info:

http://www.rhiw.com/y_mor/fyffes/banana_01/banana_01.htm

http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/lines/eldersfyffes.shtml

http://iancoombe.tripod.com/id14.html

http://www.museumsyndicate.com/item.php?item=67758

Chicanoa, and the other C-boats, were built specifically to fit into Tiko in Cameroon where we steamed up a creek and turned in a basin at the end.
Whilst manoeuvering in the basin, I recollect coming on deck for a breather just in time to see the bow carry out a bit of rough lopping as it buried itself in the trees. Chic: 1 Trees: 0 :)
Regrettably, following the fuel crisis of 1973, steamers were no longer competitive cf diesel.

eriskay
12th December 2013, 21:02
Have sent you some information and an image via your referenced e-mail. Hope of interest,

Regards (Night)

hookeslaw
13th December 2013, 23:43
Many thanks Basil and Eriskay. The information very useful. I did read that the chicanoa was in a collision in Panama and is why this particular craft was scrapped. would you be able to confirm this for me or is this a red herring?

kypros
14th December 2013, 10:41
Basil just hooked on to this thread Did a voyage on the Chicanoa 1964 to the West Indies and back to the Baltic Helsinki/Gothenburg looking at your photo I have a feeling you may have been a crew member could that be true.KYPROS

eriskay
14th December 2013, 21:15
Many thanks Basil and Eriskay. The information very useful. I did read that the chicanoa was in a collision in Panama and is why this particular craft was scrapped. would you be able to confirm this for me or is this a red herring?

As she did not go for scrapping, by W.H. Arnott, Young & Coy of Dalmuir, until 1974, as the MARINA IMPORTER, would not think that collision (of which I have no details) was the end of this lovely vessel.

Basil
16th December 2013, 10:58
kypros,
The only record I have in my discharge book for SS Chicanoa in 1964 is: Garston 26 Mar 1964 - Garston 19 Jul 1964 - West Africa. Can't recollect where else we went.
I was certainly in Helsinki on 22 Nov 1963 on SS Tilapa when JFK was killed.

Ron Stringer
16th December 2013, 13:07
If there was such an incident, it will have been recorded on the Voyage Record Card for the ship.

http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/visiting-the-city/archives-and-city-history/guildhall-library/collections/Documents/Marine%20History/voyage-record-cards.pdf