Completed 12-1959 as "ARIANTA" for STUK. 20-4-1978 arrived Kaohsiung for scrap.

IMO number
Call sign
Construction number
19.340 ton
Length overall
Year of construction
Year of renaming/broken up
Service for Shell
1959 to 1978
Flag state
Home port



Name Job Period Details
Philip Ablett chef kok 1961 to 1962
James Alan Collinge deck apprentice 1961 to 1962
Richard Tomlinson deck apprentice 1961 to 1962
Donald Mckinnon 5th engineer 1962 to 1963
Raymond Jones radio officer 1963
Neil Porter apprentice 1963
Thomas Curry 4th engineer 1963 to 1964
Ronald Morrice fireman/greaser 1963 to 1964
Nigel R Michael catering boy/galley boy 1964
Maurice Mawhinn... 4th engineer 1964 to 1965
Alan Jones Alan... assistant steward 1964 to 1965
Noel Anthony Ra... 2nd mate 1964 to 1965
Mike Parkin extra 3rd mate 1964
Gordon Kent deck apprentice 1964
William Denzil ... deckhand (d.h.u.) 1965
Alan Haynes 3rd mate 1965
Peter Matthews apprentice engineer 1965 to 1966
Peter Brian Coxwell deck apprentice 1965
Brian Wilkie radio officer 1965
Colin Grayson radio officer 1965 to 1966
Colin Wood 2nd steward 1965
Frank Whiteoak fireman 1966 to 1967
Ken Wood deck apprentice 1966
Norman Woodhouse deck apprentice 1966
David Bunn 2nd cook and baker 1967
Alan Jones Alan... 2nd cook and baker 1967 to 1968
Simon Reilly 4th engineer 1967
Michael Hutton 4th engineer 1967 to 1968
Steve Driscoll deck 1967 Working passage from Curacao to Stanlow
Mike Taylor 2 radio officer 1967 to 1968
Stuart Mathis deckhand 1968
James Edward Je... 2nd mate 1968
Peter Thomas deck apprentice 1969
Christopher B L... fireman 1969 to 1970
Richard Boughton galley boy/crew messman 1969 to 1970
Ronald E Tait Orkney 2nd steward 1969 to 1970
Mike Taylor 2 radio officer 1969
William Marriner junior ordinary seaman 1970 to 1971
David Homes catering boy/galley boy 1970 to 1971
David Andrews engineer cadet 1970 to 1977 3 trips: 1970-71, 1975, 1977
Colin Sandeman 3rd mate 1970 Joined at Wilmington, California Jan 70, Paid off Balboa, Panama May 70. Trip included East & West Coast USA & Alaska
George Kidd engineer cadet 1970 to 1971
John Veitch chief officer 1971
Michael Errington catering boy 1971 to 1972
Paul John Gregory catering boy 1971
Terry Jones assistant steward 1971
Jim Lakeman 3rd engineer 1971
Roy Robertson deck cadet 1971
John Robey Effcient Deck Hand (EDH) 1972 Joined in Singapore as a relief EDH 2/3/1972 and as crew were changed signed off 20/4 1972 in Singapore
Dick Croft 5th engineer 1972
Simon Cotterrell 4th engineer 1973
Ken Williamson able seaman 1973 to 1974
Mike Callaghan radio officer 1973
Roy Sharlott. catering boy/galley boy 1973 to 1974 first trip
John Wlikinson-... chef kok 1973 to 1974
David John Standring deck cadet 1973 to 1974
Chris Johnson deck cadet 1973
Jon Welford deck cadet 1974
Sean Burns 3rd mate 1974
William Denzil ... efficient deckhand 1974
Richard Paul Helliar deck cadet 1974 to 1975
Terry Crook 3rd engineer 1974
Ewan Mcilreavy deck cadet 1974
John Rose 2nd mate 1974 to 1975
Ian Pickersgill deckhand (d.h.u.) 1975
Brian Blythe deck cadet 1975
David Bailey efficient deckhand 1975
Philip Goss 5th engineer 1975
GCEVANS 1st radio officer 1975 ist shell ship
Murray Mcgregor deck cadet 1975
Eamon Mullin deck cadet 1975 to 1976
Pete Clementson radio officer 1975
Stuart Gallaway 3rd mate 1975
Simon Wells engineer cadet 1975 to 1976 1st trip
Keith Bonney engineer cadet 1976
David Rayfield 2nd mate 1976
Peter John Eastick chef kok 1976
Gary Watson 2nd cook 1976
Arthur Halls Gr... chief engineer 1977
Thomas Malcolm ... 3rd engineer 1977 to 1978
John Wilson 2 deck cadet 1977 to 1978
William Shelley 2nd engineer 1977 to 1978
Fred Craig chef kok 1977
Richard Whing 3rd mate 1977 to 1978
Alan Susans 5th engineer 1977 to 1978
Mick Common junior ordinary seaman 1977
Adrian Taylor 2nd cook and baker 1977
Jim Parks junior ordinary seaman 1977
Tony Breakell deck cadet 1977


Date Visitor Anecdote
12/17/2017 - 19:21 Ronald Morrice

I did two trips, 2nd trip was from 4 April 1963 to 28 January 1964. During the trip around the world President Kennedy was assassinated.

08/10/2013 - 22:12 Richard Tomlinson

On the 3rd December, 1961, after having loaded cargo we left the port of Pladju near Palembang, Indonesia and headed down the Musi River. On reaching the river bar we ran aground and all efforts to get the ship off with our own engines failed. We waited for an appropriate high tide the next day but all efforts to get under way failed. On the following day, 5th December, no attempt was made as the tide was not high enough, but a tug arrived and was standing by. On the 6th we tried again and she started moving, and finally got under way bound for Singapore after a three day delay.

03/17/2011 - 20:06 Chris Johnson

Joined Nov 73 at Hamburg Dry Dock.Stayed in Hotel while shot blasting carried out - Had great time in Hamburg as met a school mate in Top Ten Club.He was playing in a band and I became a fictional road manager for them.Left in Lisbon Dec 73.

02/12/2011 - 12:02 Ronald E Tait Orkney

I was on contract with Shell Tankers for 10 years. Started off as catering boy on San Emiliano and my last ships were the lightening ones Darina, Natasina and Halia,before joining P&O Ferries.

12/01/2009 - 15:44 Michael Hutton

I was an engineer officer for Shell from 1966 to 1970. I sailed on the Arianta for 6 months in 1967/8. Unfortunately I cannot remember exact dates. It was my first trip as 4th Engineer and a senior watchkeeper.
The Arianta had as I recall a 'back pressure' system that powered all the low pressure ancilliaries and was a very reliable and easily maintained system.
I had a very easy trip on this boat and have always remembered her with great affection.

03/20/2009 - 20:20 Jon Welford

Joined in Malta, as Deck cadet, Later we damaged the bow entering the dock at Antwerp and later smashed the prop at Stanlow. The crew on board at that time were fantastic, never been on a ship like it. Brilliant.