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On this site you'll find over two thousand ships of Shell Tankers built from 1867 to ships that have not even been launched yet! 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

Pearl LNG

Completed 31-7-2020 as Pearl LNG for TMS Cardiff Gas. The first of four gas-fueled LNG vessels in charter for Shell Singapore. Capacity 174.000 cubic metres of LNG.

Solar Sharna

Completed 16-6-2020 as Solar Sharna for Tristar Transport. Number 1 from Shell Project Solar, a total of 20 chemical/oil products tankers. All the vessels will be on long-term time charter by STASCo.

Argonauta

Completed 1907 as Oberon for Bowring. 1917 purchased by Anglo-Saxon and renamed Argonauta. 1931 scrapped Japan

Berwindvale

Completed 1911 as Berwindvale for Berwindvale SS Liverpool (Esplen). 1917 sold to Anglo-Saxon, converted to a tanker. 1919 resold to Esplen. 1926 sold to Inger Norway and renamed Ingeren, 1953 scrapped Blyth

Buccinum

Completed 1910 as Berwindmoor for Berwindmoor SS Liverpool (Esplen). 1917 purchased by Anglo-Saxon and renamed Buccinum. Converted to a tanker by fitting cylindrical tanks in holds. 1931 sold to Carl Olsens Norway. 1947 sold to Elefteriades Greece and renamed Theodora. 23-1-1955 wrecked on the north point of Marmara Island Turkey.

Elmol

Completed 1917 as Elmol for The Admiralty (Anglo-Saxon). 1960 sold to Enid Shipping. 1962 sold to A.G. Weser Bremen and renamed A.G.W. VII. 1978 scrapped Bremen.

Nucula

Completed 1906 as Hermione for Bowring. 1908 sold to Tokyo Kaisen and renamed Soyo Maru. 1915 purchased by Admiralty. 1917 taken over by Anglo-Saxon and renamed Nucula. 1924 sold to Auckland as depotship. 1947 sunk Cuvier Island.

Sambodja

Completed 1911 as Skell for Ship Investments. 1912 sold to Thio Quee Ban and renamed Ban Ho Liong. 1917 sold to N.I.T. and renamed Sambodja 1933 scrapped Singapore

Sumatra

Completed 1894 as Sabine Rickmers for Rickmers Reederei. 1898 purchased by Shell Transport & Trading. 1903 transferred to Asiatic Petroleum. 1906 to N.I.T. 1917 renamed Sumatra. 20-12-1941 scuttled Hong Kong. Raised by Japanese and renamed Sumatra Maru. 1946 to Ministry of Transport Singapore. 1947 renamed Sin Soon Lee. 1954 scrapped Singapore.

Sabine Rickmers

Completed 1894 as Sabine Rickmers for Rickmers Reederei. 1898 purchased by Shell Transport & Trading. 1903 transferred to Asiatic Petroleum. 1906 to N.I.T. 1917 renamed Sumatra. 20-12-1941 scuttled Hong Kong. Raised by Japanese and renamed Sumatra Maru. 1946 to Ministry of Transport Singapore. 1947 renamed Sin Soon Lee. 1954 scrapped Singapore.

Circe Shell (1)

Completed 1892 as four-masted barque Celticburn for R. Shankland Greenock. 1918 acquired by Anglo-Saxon and renamed Circe Shell. Conversion to a twin-screw motor tanker. 1922 depotship Far East. 1924 sold to Rising Sun Japan as a storage vessel. 1927 deleted register.

Dolphin Shell

Completed 1897 as three-masted barque Haytor for Holman London. 1901 sold to Earnmount Shipping and renamed Earnmount. 1905 sold to R.Thomas and renamed Dolbadarn Castle. 1918 acquired by Anglo-Saxon and renamed Dolphin Shell. Conversion to a twin-screw motor tanker. 1931 scrapped Osaka. Model Tony Phipps. Picture(s) by Model By Tony Phipps.

Esturia

Completed 1910 as Esturia for Burmah Oil. 1917 taken over by Admiralty and served as Oiler 213. 1919 chartered by Anglo-Saxon. 1928 sold to Mavris Bros Piraeus and renamed Loukia. 1937 mined and sunk Capo San Sebastian

Fiona Shell (1)

Completed 1892 as four-masted barque Goodrich for Goodrich Ship Belfast. 1895 sold to Rauma Finland and renamed Fennia. 1918 acquired by Anglo-Saxon and renamed Fiona Shell. Converted to a twin-screw motor tanker. 1925 sold to Oilfields Depots Gibraltar. 1941 torpedoed and sunk Bay of Gibraltar.

Horn Shell (1)

Completed 1892 as four-masted barque Howth for R.Martin Dublin. 1918 acquired by Anglo-Saxon and renamed Horn Shell. Conversion to a twin-screw motor tanker. 1925 sold to Nippon as a storage hulk. 1926 sold for scrapping Japan.