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Loyal Chancellor
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No: 442   Contributor: Andrew Wright   Year: 2007   Manufacturer: Unknown   Country: United Kingdom
Loyal Chancellor

At first I thought this boat was a trawler, after seeing the platform on the stern I'm not sure, Bangor Port 10th January 07.
Picture added on 11 January 2007
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I agree Andrew, she does look like some sort of modified trawler. Maybe used for diving now?

Added by Marcel G. on 11 January 2007.
Guys I think you will find she is an ex Royal Navy Fleet Tender or similar they were all Loyal class...... or I could be wrong.

Added by Steve on 27 February 2007.
No Steve You have it perfectly correct she is an ex Naval Loyal Class Fleet Tender, some of her sisters were often in the Cromarty Firth and Loyal Proctor was stationed at Inverness.

Added by Ronald Young on 30 March 2007.
Thanks Ronald I took a picture of the model of this boat last weekend and the name stuck, but I couldn't remember why, and where I'd seen her.

Added by Andrew Wright on 31 March 2007.
She certainly is a Loyal Class fleet tender. The platform on the back was used when the ship was a dive vessel in Africa approximately 5 years ago. The platform has now gone and she is undergoing a major refit in private ownership, but all is not this space MVS!

Added by Chris Enmarch on 24 February 2008.
Do you know where this boat is, and is she for sale?

Added by Dave Clancy on 26 January 2009.
Dave no sorry not seen her since the picture was taken.
Regards Andrew.

Added by Andrew Wright on 28 January 2009.
Loyal Chancellor was a Fleet Tender of the RNXS,she was the traing vessel for the Devon and Cornwall units of the RNXS.She served for many years out of Devonport,many of us trained from Ordinary Seaman to maMate and Skipper on that ship.

Added by A.P.Hacking. on 03 May 2009.
I cannot give you information about Loyal Chancellor but Loyal Proctor was a training ship for the RNXS (now disbanded) and she was moored in Muirtown Basin in Inverness when not in use in Orkney, and Stornoway and maybe even Shetland. I was a member of the RNXS and we took delivery of her after her trials and sailed her to Orkney where she was based most of the summer months each year. (about 1972 onwards) One mechanician from Rosyth stayed on board to look after her. I am trying to get a photo of her but cannot find it anywhere. Can you help, please? I would be most grateful._

Added by Helen A Sinclair on 22 January 2010.
The Ship is the Fleet Tender Loyal Chancellor,she was the training ship for the Devon and Cornwall units of the R.N.X.S. units of the south west.

Added by Peter Hacking on 13 July 2010.
I did my charge Engineers coarse on XSV Loyal Chancelor in Plymouth, but my ship was Loyal Moderator,which served in the Bristol Channel.

Added by Colin Evans on 17 July 2010.
my dad use to work on her for many years in NDevon I have many pics of her !!

Added by Nik Jenkin on 14 August 2010.
Nik please post.

Added by Andrew Wright on 02 September 2010.
Just to let you know I still own this ship and she is moored in the boatyard I run namely Islington Boatyard Penryn Cornwall. She is now taking shape and is going back into battleship grey I will post a current pic when Im happy with her , regards Chris

Added by Chris Enmarch on 10 September 2010.
Thank you Chris very much look forward to seeing her again, maybe next year you could be tempted to bring her to Holyhead for the Regata.

Added by Andrew Wright on 13 September 2010.
Hi there Andrew great to hear from you again and will see if I can Fit a trip up to Holyhead next Year regards Chris

Added by Chris Enmarch on 29 September 2010.
I was lucky enough to have a good look around Loyal Chancellor a couple of weeks ago at Islington Boatyard Penryn (cheers Chris)

The engine room and the spacious saloon (to be seen to be appreciated) were lovely, though she was fantastic throughout.

Added by Marcus Sesbury on 05 November 2010.
That would be nice Chris, be nice to see her again. Holyhead has a sailing Regata in September, I think, be great if you could plan your visit to coincide with that.
All the best,

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Added by Andrew Wright on 24 November 2010.
Going back to Loyal Proctor I was very luck to have more than 14 years sailing as Charge Engineer under the RNXS flag, a sturdy ship in a Force 8-9!

Added by Davy Manson on 22 February 2011.
My dad was a member of the RNXS in Thurso (Ken Parnell)and was a skipper on Loyal Proctor for 15 years. As a child I was often allowed to go on some of the local trips and have very fond memories!

Added by Dawn Beattie on 25 March 2011.
LOYAL CHANCELLOR is now at Maldon, Essex - and now grey as Chris Enmarch indicated.

Added by David Asprey on 29 July 2011.
Loyal Chancellor was Oxford URNU training vessel 1994-1998ish before being replaced by HMS Tracker.

Oxford undergrads used her to learn navigation and handling.

Added by Guido on 12 April 2012.
One of 10 'Loyal' Class Royal Navy Auxiliary Service Tenders. Loyal Chancellor had the pennant A1770. They had one Blackstone Lister diesel running one shaft. They had a grt of 143 tons full load and usually had a complement of six.

Added by Dave Forbes on 15 April 2012.
No not used for diving, taken to Falmouth and turned into a lovely floating home. Used to be a RN fleet tender. I brought it back from Almerimar in the med with Christopher Enmarche its former owner, has just been sold and replaced with an ex-royal Omani warship! Keryl Holt.

Added by Keryl Holt. on 10 October 2012.
I had a short stint on Loyal Chancellor when she was RNXS vessel. I was serving on HMS Ark Royal in 1973/74 and whilst Ark was in dry-dock refit in Plymouth, Loyal Chancellor was used as a 'play thing' for Ark's junior officers and crew. We did Guzz-Jersey every week for about 2 months - a great time.

Added by Alan Willis on 12 June 2014.

I've noticed this craft moored in the Limehouse Basin, London. Has been there for the last few weeks. Thought it worth a mention for anyone in the vicinity who would like to go along and view her.

Added by Chris Saunders. on 03 August 2014.
The loyal chancellor is moored at lime house basin London

Added by Andi on 06 September 2014.
I was skipper on her as an RXNS vessel as well as XSV Express until we were disbanded.

Added by Des McLindon on 08 March 2015.
Hi yes this is an old RNXS ship, it was based in Cornwall. I was a member of RNXS at Sully/ HMS Cambria, and we sailed it's sister ship the Loyal Moderator for many happy and memorable years. I was also lucky enough to have been selected to crew the Loyal Chancellor on a very special hospitality trip to Denmark, where we were guests of the Danish Home Guard, attended a royal ball, and took part in NATO exercises in the Baltic. Myself and 17 other crew joined the Loyal Chancellor in Plymouth, sailed to Medway where we took on supplies, before crossing a beautiful mirror like North Sea to Germany, up the Kiel Canal and through the danish Fjords, the Baltic (in which I & three of my crew mates swam in early spring!) Among many stops, my most memorable would be Aalborg and Copenhagen. The warmth, hospitality and generosity of the Danish people was amazing, and when we left Frederikshavn, even the surly and wisened engineer had a lump in his throat. The last leg of our trip was was equally memorable too; the weather caught up with us as we came over the top of Denmark, and joined the North Sea, where I experienced some of the most mountainous seas I have ever encountered, We sailed from there to Zeebrugga (A journey made less comfortable when during atrocious weather an engineer pumping fresh water up to the header tanks poured all our water over the side!!! (YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE) Anyway the aromatic crew that arrived at Zebrugga days later were more than happy to hand the Loyal Chancellor over to a new crew who sailed her home to Pompy. while we basked in the luxury of an Olau ferry back home. Happy days and good memories, I only hope the Loyal Moderator has found a similar benefactor and has not been assigned to the "big scrapyard in the sky" Thanks for the fab opportunity to travel down memory lane. Best regards Maria

Added by Maria Ataou on 06 April 2015.
I owned the chancellor from sept 1999 to august 2000 the platform was added by me, also we flush deck her was she has used divng services in the Gambia and cape verde islands, Istill the ships bell. all the Graham.

Added by Graham Eddings on 03 May 2015.
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