Completed 1960 as Emerillon for Shell Canada. 1979 scrapped Pusan

Picture(s) by Dave Benedet and Capt. John Mercer.

IMO number
Call sign
Construction number
42.224 ton
Length overall
Year of construction
Year of renaming/broken up
Service for Shell
1960 to 1979
Flag state
Home port



Name Job Period Details
Rodney Henderson passenger 1960 to 1965 My father was the first captain of the Emerillon but i only visited the ship once
Mike Homer engineer steward 1960 to 1961
Jacques Turcotte seaman 1960 to 1965 ordinary seaman able seaman boatswain
Andre Trottier able seaman 1960 to 1961
Jack Richmond fireman 1961 to 1969 fireman, oiler, junior engineer, 6th, 5th, 4th, 3rd, enginer
Armand Landreville radio operator 1962 as replacement
John Clement apprentice ordinary seaman 1965 First trip, May 10, 1965, from Portland Maine.
Laurie Hatfield mate 1965 to 1973 cadet, 3rd. mate,2nd. mate
Carol Bradshaw captain (commanding officer) 1965 My father, Carden Bradshaw, immediately succeeded Capt. Henderson as captian until he retired - not sure what date that was.
David Griffith navigation cadet 1967 to 1968 navigation cadet officer
Ronald N. Radford 3rd officer 1967 to 1970 navigation cadet officer, 3rd officer
Gordon Laughland radio officer 1970 to 1971
Gordon W. Thorpe engineer 1970 to 1976 6th,5th,4th,3rd,relief 2nd engineer
Martin Corbett engineer cadet 1974


Date Visitor Anecdote
11/01/2010 - 18:21 Jack Richmond

I think it was in the summer of 1962 we were enroute from Kuwait to Marsaille when we ran aground going between Corsica and Sardinia. We continued on to France and then returned to Valetta Malta for dry dock.

Another time we were Southbound from Portland Maine to Puerto La Cruz Venezula and came upon the U.S. Navy blockade of Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

We were also in Nigeria when the Biafrian war was about to break out so we were sent to Las Palmas to await further orders.

I was on the Rincon Hills for a year and a half and was then transferred to the Emerillon where I spent another eight years until I married and took a job ashore.
(I became a Police Officer and spent 30 years with the Ontario Provincial Police)

My time sailing was a wonderful time and I often wonder what has become of the many friends and characters I spent those years with.

10/23/2010 - 03:25 Armand Landreville

this was my first ship as radio operator
during a trip back from Venezuela and during lifeboat drill one of the cable snapped
and one man fell overboard.
Captain Henderson was on vacation at that time and was replaced by captain Bradshaw
due to captain Bradshaw's smartness and experience (also crew members) it took about one hour to find the man (the sea was full of white caps)
captain had just gave me a msg to send out when the man was spotted
I had my transmitter on and was about to send and urgent signal (xxx)
this was a very scary experience for me
the rest of the time aboard was smooth and enjoyable
armand landreville

10/23/2010 - 03:11 Armand Landreville

well this was my first ship as r/o and on the way back from venezuala
one day during lifeboat drill one cable snapped and one man fell overboard.
captain Henderson was on vacation at that time and was replaced by captain Bradshaw.
due to captain Bradshaw's smartness and experience we found the man in one hour or so
that was very scary for me.
I had just received an order from capt. Bradshaw to send a msg for help (xxx)urgent signal when they spotted the man in the water
the rest of the time on that ship was quiet and enjoyable
armand landreville