MV Empire Chancellor

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History
Name:
  • Empire Chancellor (1945-46)
  • Stanglen (1946-52)
  • Newminster (1952-54)
  • Stanpark (1954-59)
  • Granny Suzanne (1959-60)
Owner:
  • Ministry of War Transport (1945-46)
  • Stanhope Steamship Co Ltd (1946-52)
  • Minster Steamship Co Ltd (1952-54)
  • Stanhope Steamship Co Ltd (1954-59)
  • Tsavliris Shipping Co (1959-60)
Operator:
  • Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd (1945-46)
  • Stanhope Steamship Co Ltd (1946-52)
  • Minster Steamship Co Ltd (1952-54)
  • Stanhope Steamship Co Ltd (1954-59)
  • Tsavliris Shipping Co (1959-60)
Port of registry:
  • United Kingdom Sunderland (1945-52)
  • United Kingdom London (1952-60)
Builder: Sir J Laing & Sons Ltd
Launched: 1945
Completed: July 1945
Identification:
  • Code Letters GJWD
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  • United Kingdom Official Number 180159
Fate: Scrapped
General characteristics
Class and type: Tanker
Tonnage:
Length: 482 ft 7 in (147.09 m)
Beam: 68 ft 3 in (20.80 m)
Depth: 36 ft 1 in (11.00 m)
Installed power: 2SCDA diesel engine
Propulsion: Screw propellor

Empire Chancellor was a 9,917 GRT tanker which was built in 1945 by Sir J Laing & Sons Ltd, Sunderland for the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). In 1946 she was sold into merchant service and renamed Stanglen. Further sales saw her renamed Newminster in 1952 and Stanpark in 1954. In 1959 she was sold and renamed Granny Suzanne. She was scrapped in 1960.

Description[edit]

The ship was built by Sir J Laing & Sons Ltd, Sunderland. She was launched in 1945 and completed in July 1945.[1]

The ship was 482 feet 7 inches (147.09 m) long, with a beam of 68 feet 3 inches (20.80 m) and a depth of 36 feet 1 inch (11.00 m). She had a GRT of 9,917 and a NRT of 5,922.[1]

The ship was propelled by a 2-stroke Single Cycle Double Acting diesel engine, which had five cylinders of 27 916 inches (70.0 cm) diameter by 47 14 inches (120 cm) stroke. The engine was built by the North East Marine Engine Co (1938) Ltd, Newcastle upon Tyne.[1] It developed 3,357 kilowatts (4,502 hp) at 105 rpm.[2]

History[edit]

Empire Coleridge was built for the MoWT. She was placed under the management of J A Billmeir & Co Ltd. Her port of registry was Sunderland.[1] The Code Letters GJWD and United Kingdom Official Number 169020 were allocated.[3]

In 1946,[4] Empire Chancellor was sold to the Stanhope Steamship Co Ltd and renamed Stanglen. She remained under the management of J A Billmeir.[3] In 1952, she was sold to the Minster Steamship Co Ltd and renamed Newminster. She was operated under the management of Mitchell, Coutts & Co.[5] She was sold back to Stanhope Steamship Co Ltd in 1954 and renamed Stanpark.[5] In 1957, the Arab League blacklisted Stanpark for "carrying strategic material" to Israel.[6] In 1959 she was sold to Tsavliris Shipping Co, London, and renamed Granny Suzanne. The ship was scrapped in 1960 at Piraeus, Greece.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "LLOYD'S REGISTER, STEAMERS & MOTORSHIPS" (PDF). Plimsoll Ship Data. Retrieved 30 April 2010. 
  2. ^ Griffiths, Denis. "British Marine Industry and the Diesel Engine" (PDF). Canadian Nautical Research Society. Retrieved 30 April 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "LLOYD'S REGISTER, STEAMERS & MOTORSHIPS" (PDF). Plimsoll Ship Data. Retrieved 30 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "J. A. Billmeir / Stanhope Steamship Co.". The Ships List. Retrieved 30 April 2010. 
  5. ^ a b c "EMPIRE - C". Mariners. Retrieved 30 April 2010. 
  6. ^ "Telegrams in Brief". The Times (54019). London. 9 December 1957. col G, p. 7.