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

Tribulus (1)

Completed 1945 as Stones River for U.S.M.C. 1947 purchased by STUK and renamed Tribulus. 5-1960 laid-up Lough Swilly. 9-5-1961 arrived Faslane for scrap.

Tresus

Completed 1944 as Laurel Hill for U.S.M.C. 1947 purchased by STUK and renamed Tresus. 1949 sold to Eagle Oil and renamed San Leopoldo. 3-1960 laid-up Blackwater. 6-1-1961 arrived Inverkeithing for scrap.

Tomogerus

Completed 1944 as Swan Island for U.S.M.C. 1947 purchased by STUK and renamed Tomogerus. 4-1960 laid-up Lough Swilly. 6-9-1961 arrived Faslane for scrap.

Tomocyclus

Completed 1944 as Capitol Reef for U.S.M.C. 1947 purchased by STUK and renamed Tomocyclus. 1954 to La Corona. 4-1960 laid-up Lough Swilly. 26-5-1961 arrived Dalmuir for scrap.

Theodoxus

Completed 1945 as Modoc Point for U.S.M.C. 1947 purchased by STUK and renamed Theodocus. 8-1959 laid-up Lough Swilly. 9-6-1962 scrapped Faslane.

Theobaldius

Completed 1945 as Silver Creek for U.S.M.C. 1947 purchased by STUK and renamed Theobaldius. 1954 to La Corona. 7-1959 laid-up Lough Swilly. 15-3-1962 arrived Faslane for scrap.

Thelidomus

Completed 1944 as Bandelier for U.S.M.C. 1947 purchased by STUK and renamed Thelidomus. 1954 to La Corona. 6-1960 laid-up Lough Swilly. 18-1-1961 arrived Faslane for scrap.

Theliconus

Completed 1944 as Palo Duro for U.S.M.C. 1947 purchased by STUK and renamed Theliconus. 11-1959 laid-up Lough Swilly. 29-5-1962 arrived Dalmuir for scrap.

Brightoil Legend

Completed 2009 as Nisos for Polyar Tankers. 2010 sold to Brightoil Shipping and renamed Brightoil Legend. 2019 in charter for Shell Int. Eastern Trading Comp. (SIETCO). 2019 sold to Union Maritime.

Brightoil Lucky

Completed 2009 as Dubai Princess for Emerat Maritime. 2010 sold to Brightoil Shipping and renamed Brightoil Lucky. 2019 in charter for Shell Int. Eastern Trading Comp. (SIETCO). 2019 sold to Union Maritime.

Brightoil League

Completed 2009 as Dubai Paradise for Emerat Maritime. 2010 sold to Brightoil Shipping and renamed Brightoil League. 2019 in charter for Shell Int. Eastern Trading Comp. (SIETCO). 2019 sold to Union Maritime.

Brightoil Galaxy

Completed 2012 as Brightoil Galaxy for Brightoil Shipping. 2019 in charter for Shell Int. Eastern Trading Comp. (SIETCO). 2019 sold.

BW Utik

Completed 2001 as Utik for BW Shipping. 2009 renamed BW Utik. 2012-2015 time-charter for STASCo. 2017 sold to DHT Holdings and renamed DHT Utik. 11-2017 sold to Ridgebury Tankers and renamed Ridgebury Utik. 2019 sold to Turkish Medship.

BW Utah

Completed 2001 as Utah for BW Shipping. 2008 renamed BW Utah. 2012-2017 time-charter for STASCo. 2017 to DHT management and renamed DHT Utah. 11-2017 sold to Ridgebury Tankers and renamed Ridgebury Utah. 2019 sold to Turkish Medship.

Thaumastus

Completed 1945 as White Sands for U.S.M.C. 1947 purchased by STUK and renamed Thaumastus. 7-1959 laid-up Lough Swilly. 3-7-1961 arrived Blyth for scrap.