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Old 29th October 2005, 12:31
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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.
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Old 4th November 2005, 05:35
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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!
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Old 11th November 2005, 11:37
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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.
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Old 11th November 2005, 12:08
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Ahoy,

Here the Auspicity ex Chant 27-Frans;

http://img391.imageshack.us/img391/2...19440aq.th.jpg

Averity ex Chant 53-Theodora

http://img391.imageshack.us/img391/9...dora6fn.th.jpg

http://www.1250ships.com/models/wirr..._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.
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Old 14th February 2006, 10:25
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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 !!!!!!!!!
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Old 14th February 2006, 10:44
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Everards Chants.

Ahoy There.
A few more Everard Chants. Futurity (Emp Fanal). Fluidity (Emp Fame). Formality (Emp Favourite). Flexity (Emp Facility). Frivolity (Emp Fashion). Ken.
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Ahoy,

Here the Auspicity ex Chant 27-Frans;

http://img391.imageshack.us/img391/2...19440aq.th.jpg

Averity ex Chant 53-Theodora

http://img391.imageshack.us/img391/9...dora6fn.th.jpg

http://www.1250ships.com/models/wirr..._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"
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You forgot the "Leftitty" and the "Rightitty"
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Here you got both!
http://blogsimages.skynet.be/images/...c8.150.150.jpg

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/72312/nissan/
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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!
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Old 15th February 2006, 15:36
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And a lot better looking than any Skipper or Chief I sailed with on Everards.
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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.
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Old 6th March 2006, 21:25
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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.
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Old 6th March 2006, 21:41
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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
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Old 6th March 2006, 21:45
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Old 7th March 2006, 08:38
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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?
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Old 7th March 2006, 16:00
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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.
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Old 7th March 2006, 18:39
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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?
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Old 7th March 2006, 18:46
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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.
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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.
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can't be positive,but wasn't everards "mv grit" a chant.
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Old 7th March 2006, 20:28
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There have been seven Everard ships named 'Grit', to my knowledge none of them were Chants.
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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.
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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'

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Old 30th May 2006, 13:26
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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.
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Old 30th May 2006, 14:00
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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.
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