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I have noticed that Chant 64 is one of 16 Chants built at Furness Shipsbuilding Co in Haverton. Is the correct that they built 16 Chants there? And how many was built of that type.

I also wonder if there is any picture of Chant 64 with that name or Kastor. I have already pictures of ex Chant 64 as Castor, Herman Rask and Bellan. Finaly, can you advice me where to read about those ships participating in ww2.
 

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Hello Imar,
The excellent book 'The Empire Ships' (by W.H. Mitchell & L.A. Sawyer) reports the stories of each CHANT (and numerous other WWII ships types).
CHANT numbers 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 62, 63, 64, 65, 42, 43, 44 and 45 were built by Furness Shipbuilding.
Reagrds,
Yvon
 

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Hello Imar,
The excellent book 'The Empire Ships' (by W.H. Mitchell & L.A. Sawyer) reports the stories of each CHANT (and numerous other WWII ships types).
CHANT numbers 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 62, 63, 64, 65, 42, 43, 44 and 45 were built by Furness Shipbuilding.
Reagrds,
Yvon
Thank you Yvon, I wish I could reach that book
 

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From my records
CHANT 42
O.N. 169141. 400g. 215n. 141.8 x 27.1 x 8.5 feet. Tanker.
As built: 6-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. (215 x 350mm) 270 bhp TLR6 type oil engine manufactured by Mirrlees, Bickerton and Day Ltd, Stockport.
Post 1954: 6-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. (290 x 420mm) 390 bhp oil engine manufactured, in 1953, by Maschinenfabrik Kiel A.G., Kiel.
9.5.1944: Launched by the Furness Shipbuilding Company Ltd, Haverton Hill-on-Tees (Yard No. 383), for the Ministry of War Transport (Coastal Tankers Ltd, managers).
6.1944: Completed.
1946: Owners restyled the Ministry of Transport.
8.7.1946: Sold to A/S Ryvarden, (F.N. Nordb[um]o, manager), Norway, and renamed RAMSFJELL.
1947: Sold to Amsterdamsche Scheepvaart Bedrijf C.V., Holland, and renamed MERCURIUS.
1954: Re-engined.
1956: Sold to N. V. Amsterdamsche Rederi Tot Exploitatie van Het M.T.S. Mercurius, Holland.
1961: Sold to Visgroothandel Fa Joh Kuyten, Holland, and converted into a live fish carrier. 7.1968: Laid up with surveys overdue.
1972: Sold to Scheepvaarts en Handelges Hujo A.G., Holland.
5.1974: Demolition commenced at Nieuwe Lekkerland, Holland..


CHANT 43
O.N. 169142. 401g. 212n. 141.7 x 27.1 x 8.5 feet. Tanker.
6-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. (215 x 350mm) 270 bhp, TLR6 type oil engine manufactured by Mirrlees, Bickerton & Day Ltd, Stockport.
10.5.1944: Launched by the Furness Shipbuilding Company Ltd, Haverton Hill-on-Tees (Yard No. 384), for the Ministry of War Transport (Coastal Tankers Ltd, managers).
6.1944: Completed.
1946: Owners restyled as the Ministry of Transport.
30.9.1946: Sold to the Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Company Ltd, London.
1947: Renamed RUSA.
1947: Transferred to Shell Company of Straits Settlements Ltd, London.
1949: Owners restyled as Shell Company of Singapore Ltd, London.
1958: Sold to Tiong Lam Hang Ltd, Singapore, but retained her London registry.
1959: Sold to Tan Kim Heng, Singapore.
1962: Sold to Tiong Lam Hang Shipping Company S.A., Panama.
1986: Name deleted from Lloyd’s Register as continued existence in doubt.


CHANT 44
O.N. 169144. 401g. 212n. 141.7 x 27.1 x 8.5 feet. Tanker.
As built: 6-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. (215 x 350mm) 270 bhp, TLR6 type oil engine manufactured by Mirrlees, Bickerton and Day Ltd, Stockport.
Post 1951: 5-cyl. 2 S.C.S.A. (250 x 420mm) Polar type oil engine manufactured by British Polar Engines Ltd, Glasgow.
24.5.1944: Launched by the Furness Shipbuilding Company Ltd, Haverton Hill-on-Tees (Yard No.385), for the Ministry of War Transport (Coastal Tankers Ltd. managers).
6.1944: Completed.
1946: Owners restyled the Ministry of Transport.
27.7.1946: Sold to Constantine E. Vlassopoulos, Panama, converted into a dry cargo vessel, and renamed ANDRONIKI.
1947: Sold to the Union Steamship Company of South Africa Ltd, and renamed OKIEP. 1949: Renamed MASHONA (Coast Lines Africa (Pty) Ltd, appointed managers).
1951: Re-engined.
1953: Renamed MASHONA COAST (Thesens Steamship Company Ltd, managers).
1964: Engine removed whilst vessel was adapted for use as a storage hulk.
3.1965: Sold to the Marine Diamond Corporation Ltd, Cape Town, converted into a dumb barge. No further details known.


CHANT 45
O.N. 169145. 401g. 212n. 141.7 x 27.1 x 8.5 feet. Tanker.
As built: 6-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. (215 x 350mm) 270 bhp, TLR6 type oil engine manufactured by Mirrlees, Bickerton and Day Ltd, Stockport.
Post 1958: 6-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. (265 x 410mm) 375 bhp oil engine manufactured by Ansaldo S.p.A. Stabilimento Meccanico, Genoa.
25.5.1944: Launched by the Furness Shipbuilding Company Ltd, Haverton Hill-on-Tees (Yard No.386), for the Ministry of War Transport (Coastal Tankers Ltd, managers).
6.1944: Completed.
1946: Owners restyled the Ministry of Transport.
25.7.1946: Sold to J.N. Vassiliou, Panama.
1947: Sold to Constantine Machairas, Panama, and renamed MARO.
1948: Sold to Les Cargos Fruitiers Cherifiens Societe Anonime, Morocco, and renamed SEID. 1951: Sold to Societe Maritime de Transports Oceano - Mediterraneens (SOMATROM) (Merigot et Compagnie, managers), Morocco, converted into a wine tanker, and renamed SAINTE FRANCOISE II.
1955: Sold to E. Merigot et Compagnie, Algiers.
1958: Re-engined.
1962: Sold to Leone Bianchi and Figlio, Italy, and renamed NAPOLEONE PRIMO.
1974: Name deleted from Lloyd’s Register as believed converted into a non-propelled barge.


CHANT 52
O.N. 169127. 401g. 211n. 141.7 x 27.1 x 8.5 feet. Tanker.
4-cyl. 2 S.C.S.A. (10½” x 13½”) 220 bhp, 4HRL type oil engine manufactured by Crossley Bros Ltd, Manchester.
29.12.1943: Launched by Furness Shipbuilding Company Ltd, Haverton Hill-on-Tees (Yard No. 365), for the Ministry of War Transport (Coastal Tankers Ltd, managers), London.
2.1944: Completed.
7.5.1946: Sold to T.B. McEwen, London, (Shipbroker).
5.1946: Sold to Cia. de Nav. Lucia S.A. (P. Regazzoni, manager), Panama, and renamed LUCIA 2.
1948: Sold to Cominpex S.r.L., Italy.
1949: Sold to "Cofra" S.r.L., Italy.
1954: Sold to Giuseppe Colocotronis di Giovanni, Italy.
c1956: Official sources believe demolished.


CHANT 53
O.N. 169128. 401g. 211n. 141.7 x 27.1 x 8.5 feet. Tanker.
As built: 4-cyl. 2 S.C.S.A. (10½” x 13½”) 220 bhp 4HRL type oil engine manufactured by Crossley Bros Ltd, Manchester.
Post 1964: 6-cyl. 2 S.C.S.A. (240 x 345mm) 220 bhp G type oil engine manufactured, in 1950, by the Newbury Diesel Company Ltd, Newbury.
10.1.1944: Launched by Furness Shipbuilding Company Ltd, Haverton Hill-on-Tees (Yard No. 366), for the Ministry of War Transport (Coastal Tankers Ltd, managers), London.
2.1944: Completed.
26.4.1946: Sold to Geo. Fokias and resold to the Royal Netherlands Government (N.V. Teer Bedrijf Uithoorn, managers), Holland, and renamed THEODORA.
1950: Sold to N.V. Rederij "Theodora", Holland.
1954: Sold to F.T. Everard & Sons Ltd, London, and renamed AVERITY.
1964: Re-engined.
23.6.1972: West of Scotland Shipbreaking Company Ltd, commenced demolition at Troon.


CHANT 54
O.N. 169129. 401g. 211n. 141.7 x 27.1 x 8.5 feet. Tanker.
6-cyl. 2 S.C.S.A. (180 x 300mm) 240 bhp M46E Polar type oil engine manufactured by British Auxiliaries Ltd, Glasgow.
24.1.1944: Launched by the Furness Shipbuilding Company Ltd, Haverton Hill-on-Tees (Yard No.367), for the Ministry of War Transport (Coastal Tankers Ltd, managers).
1944: Completed.
1946: Owners restyled the Ministry of Transport.
10.7.1946: Sold to A/S Ryvarden, (F. N. Nordbo, manager), Norway, and renamed STEINSFJELL.
1946: Sold to the Union Steamship Company of South Africa Ltd, Cape Town, and renamed GENERAL MITCHELL BAKER.
1947: Converted into a dry cargoship, and renamed KLAVER.
1949: Renamed BECHUANA (Coast Lines Africa (Pty) Ltd, managers).
11.12.1950: Whilst on a voyage from Port Nolloth to Cape Town with 3,000 cartons of canned crayfish, stranded 30 miles South from Port Nolloth, Cape of Good Hope.
1951: The Eastern Trading Company attempted salvage but had to abandon work due to worsening weather.


CHANT 55
O.N. 169130. 401g. 211n. 141.7 x 27.1 x 8.5 feet. Tanker.
6-cyl. 2 S.C.S.A. (180 x 300mm) 240 bhp M46E Polar type oil engine manufactured by British Auxiliaries Ltd, Glasgow.
31.1.1944: Launched by the Furness Shipbuilding Company Ltd, Haverton Hill-on-Tees (Yard No.368), for the Ministry of War Transport (Coastal Tankers Ltd, managers).
3.1944: Completed.
1946: Owners restyled the Ministry of Transport.
14.5.1946: Sold to Raymond K. Makzoume, Syria.
1947: Sold to M.H. Kodsi, Syria, and renamed ABDUL KADER.
1948: Sold to Toufic Battache, Lebanon, and renamed TONY.
1954: Sold to Levant Shipping Company (S.A.L.), Lebanon, and converted into a dry cargo vessel.
1956: Sold to Antoniou and Giliates, Greece, and renamed MARIA.
1962: Sold to S. Kontos, D. Gioldassis and Company, Greece.
3.9.1966: Whilst on a voyage from Haifa to Famagusta with cement, developed leaks and was abandoned by her crew, subsequently sinking at a position 34.21N 35.05E, off the southern coast of Cyprus.


CHANT 56
O.N. 169131. 392g. 160n. 141.7 x 27.1 x 8.5 feet. Tanker.
6-cyl. 2 S.C.S.A. (180 x 300mm) 240 bhp M46E Polar type oil engine manufactured by British Auxiliaries Ltd, Glasgow.
10.2.1944: Launched by the Furness Shipbuilding Company Ltd, Haverton Hill-on-Tees (Yard No.369), for the Ministry of War Transport (Coastal Tankers Ltd, managers).
3.1944: Completed.
1946: Owners restyled the Ministry of Transport (F.T. Everard & Sons Ltd, appointed managers).
4.10.1946: Sold to Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Company Ltd, London.
1947: Resold to N.V. Nederlandsche-Indische Tank Stoomboot Maatschappij, Holland, and renamed MILO.
1949: Owners restyled N.V. Nederlands-Indonesische Tankvaart Maatschappij.
1956: Sold to N.V. Petroleum Maatschappij "La Corona" (Shell Tankers N.V., managers), Holland.
25.5.1958: Sold to the Military Authority of Palembang, with the proviso that the vessel would be demolished.
26.3.1960: The last report of vessel was that she was in a poor condition but demolition had not yet commenced.


CHANT 57
O.N. 169133. 409g. 169n. 141.7 x 27.1 x 8.5 feet. Tanker.
As built: 6-cyl. 2 S.C.S.A. (180 x 300mm) 240 bhp M46E Polar type oil engine manufactured by British Auxiliaries Ltd, Glasgow.
Post 1953: 5-cyl. 2 S.C.S.A. (240 x 400mm) 300 bhp B. and W. type oil engine manufactured by Frederikshavns Jernst and Maskinfabrik, Frederikshavn.
11.2.1944: Launched by the Furness Shipbuilding Company Ltd, Haverton Hill-on-Tees (Yard No. 370), for the Ministry of War Transport (Coastal Tankers Ltd, managers).
4.1944: Completed.
1946: Owners restyled the Ministry of Transport (F. T. Everard and Sons Ltd, appointed managers).
18.4.1946: Sold to Rethymnis and Kulukundis Ltd, Greece, and renamed GRANDE
4.1946: Sold to Rederi Ab Staffan (J. Haag, manager), Sweden, and renamed GRAN.
1953: Re-engined.
1965: Sold to Malmo Rederi Ab (S. Lecander, manager), Sweden.
1966: Sold to Stockholms Rederi Ab Svea, Sweden,
1966: Sold to the Maritime Company Ltd, Iran, and renamed KAMRAN.
18.1.1989: Whilst on a voyage from Dubai to Iran, foundered in heavy weather off Abu Musa, United Arab Emirates, in position 25.50N 55.22E.


CHANT 58
O.N. 169134. 401g. 171n. 141.7 x 27.1 x 8.2 feet. Tanker.
As built: 6-cyl. 2 S.C.S.A. (180 x 300mm) 240 bhp M46E Polar type oil engine manufactured by British Auxiliaries Ltd, Glasgow.
Post 1958: 4-cyl. 2 S.C.S.A. (10½” x 13½”) 380 bhp oil engine manufactured by Crossley Bros Ltd, Manchester.
23.2.1944: Launched by the Furness Shipbuilding Company Ltd, Haverton Hill-on-Tees (Yard No. 371), for the Ministry of War Transport (Coastal Tankers Ltd, managers).
4.1944: Completed.
1946: Owners restyled the Ministry of Transport.
16.7.1946: Sold to Booker Brothers, McConnell and Company Ltd, British Guiana, and renamed KAMUNI.
9.1946: Converted to a dry cargo vessel.
1950: Owners restyled Bookers Shipping (Demerara) Ltd.
6.1958: Re-engined.
1989: Lloyd’s Register removed entry as continued existence in doubt.


CHANT 59
O.N. 169135. 395g. 182n. 140.9 x 27.0 x 8.3 feet. Tanker.
6-cyl. 2 S.C.S.A. (180 x 300mm) 240 bhp M46E Polar type oil engine manufactured by British Auxiliaries Ltd, Glasgow.
29.2.1944: Launched by the Furness Shipbuilding Company Ltd, Haverton Hill-on-Tees (Yard No. 372), for the Ministry of War Transport (Coastal Tankers Ltd, managers).
4.1944: Completed.
1946: Owners restyled as the Ministry of Transport.
11.7.1946: Sold to Rederi A/B Havnia, (Algot Johansson, manager), Finland, and renamed HELNY.
1954: Sold to the Naval Agency Corp. S.A., Costa Rica, and renamed MARIA ROSA.
1958: Sold to Marine Tankers S.A., Panama.
11.9.1965: Francisco Albrich commenced demolition at Barcelona.
8.10.1965: Work completed.



CHANT 62

O.N. 169137. 401g. 211n. 141.7 x 27.1 x 8.5 feet.
As built: 7-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. (8¾” x 11½”) bhp, oil engine manufactured by R. A. Lister (Marine Sales) Ltd, Dursley.
Post 1952: 7-cyl. 2 S.C.S.A. ( x ) bhp oil engine manufactured by Frederikshavns Jernst & Maskinfabrik, Frederikshavn.
10.3.1944: Launched by Furness Shipbuilding Company Ltd, Haverton Hill (Yard No. 374) for the Ministry of War Transport, (Bulk Oil Steam Ship Company Ltd, (J. W. Cook & Company Ltd., managers), appointed as managers).
1.5.1944: Completed.
1946: Sold to Rethymnis and Kalakundis Ltd., London, and renamed PANDO, registered at Panama.
1946: Sold to Malmo rederei Ab, Sweden, and renamed PAN.
1952: Re-engined.
1956: Sold to Rederi Ab Bjorno, (Lennart Pettersson, manager), Sweden, and renamed TEMPO.
1965: Sold to Maritime Company Ltd., Iran, and renamed KAIWAN.
1994: Entry remains in Lloyd’s Register although continued existence in doubt.


CHANT 63

O.N. 169138. 401g. 212n. 141.7 x 27.1 x 8.5 feet.
7-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. (8¾” x 11½”) bhp, oil engine manufactured by R. A. Lister (Marine Sales) Ltd, Dursley.
13.3.1944: Launched by Furness Shipbuilding Company Ltd, Haverton Hill (Yard No. 375) for the Ministry of War Transport, (Bulk Oil Steam Ship Company Ltd, (J. W. Cook & Company Ltd., managers), appointed as managers).
5.1944: Completed.
5.6.1944: Whilst on a voyage from Middlesbrough to Portsmouth with fresh water, capsized and sank off Flamborough Head.


CHANT 64

O.N. 169139. 401g. 212n. 141.7 x 27.1 x 8.5 feet.
6-cyl. 2 S.C.S.A. (180 x 300mm) 240 bhp M46E Polar type oil engine manufactured by British Auxiliaries Ltd, Glasgow.
Post 1954: 5-cyl. 2 S.C.S.A. ( x ) bhp oil engine manufactured by Alpha Diesel A/S, Frederikshavn.
28.3.1944: Launched by Furness Shipbuilding Company Ltd, Haverton Hill (Yard No. 376) for the Ministry of War Transport, (Bulk Oil Steam Ship Company Ltd, (J.W. Cook & Company Ltd., managers), appointed as managers).
16.5.1944: Completed.
1946: Sold to Rethymnis and Kalakundis Ltd., London, and renamed CASTOR, registered at Panama.
1946: Sold to Arne E. Pettersson & Others, Sweden.
1949: Sold to Ab Castor (Arne E. Pettersson, manager, Sweden.
1954: Re-engined.
1961: Sold to S.P. Christensen Partenrederi, Denmark, and renamed HERMAN RASK.
1966: Sold to Hans E. Bergmann, Denmark, and renamed BELLAN.
1969: Sold to A/S H.J. Hansen, Denmark.
8.1972: Demolition commenced at Odense.


CHANT 65

O.N. 169140. 401g. 211n. 141.7 x 27.1 x 8.5 feet.
6-cyl. 2 S.C.S.A. (180 x 300mm) 240 bhp M46E Polar type oil engine manufactured by British Auxiliaries Ltd., Glasgow.
12.4.1944: Launched by Furness Shipbuilding Company Ltd, Haverton Hill (Yard No. 377) for the Ministry of War Transport, (Bulk Oil Steam Ship Company Ltd, (J. W. Cook & Company Ltd., managers), appointed as managers).
24.5.1944: Completed.
1946: Sold to Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Company Ltd., London.
1948: Shell Company of Singapore Ltd., and renamed SELANDANG.
1958: Sold to Tiong Lam Hang Shipping Company Ltd., London.
1959: Sold to Tan Kim Heng, Singapore.
1961: Sold to Tiong Lam Hang Shipping Company S.A., Panama.
1986: Lloyds Register deleted entry as “ships continued existence in doubt”.
 

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The Chant design was created for the Normandy invasion of France , June 6, 1944. They were small tankers which handled poorly when empty according to a few sources I found when researching them. I never found any real plans and built a simple virtual model which is shown in the Model ships section here under the title "virtual models ok?"

They helped with the voracious need of various petroleum products at the beachhead. A pipeline was laid across the channel to solve the problem later.

I always enjoy finding interesting little vessels that are purpose built.

Sully
 
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