Welcome to Helderline

On this site you'll find over two thousand ships of Shell Tankers built between 1867 and 2017. As well as the ships of The Eagle Tanker Company Ltd, built between 1912 and 1959. Now the Oil- and Gas- fleet managed by Shell International Trading and Shipping Comp. London.

Besides that, over nine thousand visitors have registered themselves here, and they added themselves as member of the crew for 29.000 times. No less than 1.500 guestbook messages and 1.200 anecdotes were shared at Helderline. The 5.700 photos and images show the 2.285 ships, which are classified in 79 classes, 17 types of cargo, 308 managing companies, 399 yards and 60 countries. We even have 600 ships of which we know the current location.

I sailed in the sixties on the Abida, Vitrea, Koratia and the Kosicia.

Please enjoy your visit here and send me a comment, Kees Helder

Labiosa (2)

Completed 1975 as Labiosa for STUK. 1981 sold to Total France and renamed Autan. 11-12-1999 arrived Chittagong for scrap.

Latia (2)

Completed 1974 as Latia for STUK. 1979 as Latia for Shell Tankers Rotterdam. 1983-1985 laid-up at Vestnes Norway. 16.2.1985 arrived Shan Hal Guan China for scrap.

Latirus (2)

Completed 1974 as Latirus for STUK. 1979 as Latirus for Shell Tankers Rotterdam. 1982-1984 laid-up Vestnes. 21-4-1984 arrived Masan for scrap.

Lembulus (2)

Completed 1974 as Lembulus for STUK. 1981 sold to Lundquist Rederi Finland and renamed Annie. 1986 sold to Flying Fish Cyprus and renamed Sanna. 1995 scrapped Chittagong.

Lepton (2)

Completed 1975 as Lepton for Shell Tankers Rotterdam. 1975-1977 laid-up Brunei Bay. 4-6-1985 arrived Inchon for scrap.

Lottia (2)

Completed 1975 as Lottia for Deutsche Shell. 17-12-1985 arrived Kawajiri Japan for scrap.


Completed 1974 as Liotina for Deutsche Shell. 1986 to Solena Shipping (Deutsche Shell). 2-8-1997 arrived Chittagong for scrap.


Completed 1974 as Lagena for Deutsche Shell. 8-2-1984 arrived Etajima Japan for scrap.


Completed 1973 as Latona for Shell France. 16-5-1985 arrived Kaohsiung for scrap.


Completed 1973 as Leda for Shell France. 1984 arrived Kaohsiung for scrap.

Lucina (1)

Completed 1974 as Lucina for Shell France. 17-12-1985 arrived Kaohsiung for scrap. Picture(s) by Chris Howell and Mike Griffiths.

Lima (2)

Completed 1977 as Lima for STUK. 1984 as floating oil storage Phuket and Penang. 12-6-1998 arrived Chittagong for scrap.

Lyria (2)

Completed 1976 as Lyria for STUK. 1984 sold to Egatite Panama and renamed Louisiana. 1988 sold to Bergesen Norway and renamed Berge Boss. 21-6-2003 arrived Xinhui China for scrap.

Lucina (2)

Completed 1976 as Universe Frontier for Meridian Transport. 1977 sold as Aristotle S Onassis for Olympic Maritime. 1990 sold to Deutsche Shell and renamed Lucina. 1997 as Lucina to STASCo. 2000 sold to Ocean Tankers and renamed Lu San. 2006 converted to a FPSO and renamed An. 2007 to SBM Seashell Shipping and renamed FPSO Frade.


Completed 1976 as Limopsis for STUK. 1983 laid-up in Loch Striven, sold and renamed Diane while laid-up. 6-1986 re-entered service as Matilde R. 1987 sold to Bergesen Norway and renamed Berge Borg. 10-6-2003 arrived Xinhui China for scrap.