|Photographer:||Hubert Desgagnés [View profile]||Title:||CHAMPLAIN||Added:||Jun 14, 2008|
||General cargo ships built 1940-1949 (Under 3000gt)|
|This is a picture of the M/V CHAMPLAIN. This vessel was one of the five Empire F sailing on the St Lawrence river. Built in Goole, UK, she was part of a serie of prefabricated coasters built for the WWII. A tanker version of these vessel was call CHANT type.
Laid down as Chant 41, later renamed Fabric 41 and then EMPIRE FAIRWAY
GT : 410
Length : 142
Beam : 27
Builder : Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co. Ltd.
Yard number : 434
Official number :180371
Year : launched 16.1.1945
1949 HELEN FAIRWAY, Overseas Fish Import Co, Great.Yarmouth Shipping Co Ltd..
1951 SELBORNE, J.Carter (Poole) Ltd.
1956 TYNEHAVEN, Whitehaven Shipping Co.Ltd. (Anthony & Bainbridge Ltd)
1959 CHAMPLAIN, R & D.Desgagnes, Quebec. (La Compagnie de Navigation Desgagnés Ltée)She was then modified to a single hold/single hatch configuration.
1970 GILANI, Desgagne & Perron Inc, Quebec. (Capsized and sank 22.4.1972 while tied up at Verchères)
1978 Sold (Honduras flag) and later reported lost but unconfirmed.