Completed 1957 as "HANETIA" for STUK. 23-10-1975 arrived Kaohsiung for scrap.

IMO number
Call sign
Construction number
19.349 ton
Length overall
Year of construction
Year of renaming/broken up
Service for Shell
1957 to 1975
Flag state
Home port



Name Job Period Details
Marnoch S. Thomson 5th engineer 1957 to 1958
David Brook apprentice 1957
David Brook deck apprentice 1957 to 1958 joined her new
Dave Caton junior ordinary seaman 1958 to 1959
Alan J. Garlinge apprentice engineer 1958 to 1959
Ian F Guthrie deck apprentice 1959
Bernard Reynolds 4th mate 1959 to 1960 4th mate stanlow/shellhaven shuttle
David Spence 2 3rd officer 1959 to 1960
Jack Beaumont 2nd mate 1961 to 1962
Barrie Jim Parker able seaman 1961
Dick Odwyer radio officer 1961 to 1962
Bill Mullen 5th engineer 1961 to 1962 1st trip
Graham Walden 5th engineer 1961 to 1962
Anthony Goldthorpe crew messman 1962
Alan Greig 5th engineer 1963 to 1964
David Bourne junior ordinary seaman 1963 to 1964
Douglas Bee 2nd steward 1964
Alexander John Dick efficient deckhand 1964
Thomas P. Hughes apprentice 1964 second trip
Roger Jarvis junior ordinary seaman 1965 to 1966
Alan Hoare apprentice 1966 1st trip
Lou Powderly 1st radio officer 1966 to 1967
Roger Roberts catering boy 1966 to 1967
Len Mazza 2nd steward 1966 to 1967
Graham Darling 2 assistant steward 1967 to 1968
John Ross 2 radio officer 1967 to 1968
Ian F. Boon captain (commanding officer) 1967
Steven Foot deck apprentice 1967 to 1968
Anthony Lopez 5th engineer 1968
Brian Ansell catering boy 1968 to 1969
David Cumming 5th engineer 1968 to 1969
Alan Relf fireman 1968 to 1969 fireman/motorman engine room
Iain Moffatt chief engineer 1968 to 1969
Ian Thompson radio officer 1969 to 1970
Ronald E Tait Orkney 2nd steward 1969 to 1970
Alan Green catering boy 1969 to 1970
Bobmead apprentice engineer 1969 to 1970 first trip
Derek William C... 3rd mate 1970 to 1971
Christopher Lustig galley boy 1970 to 1971
James W. Crosby po mechanic 1970 to 1971
Richard Williams deck cadet 1970 to 1971
Ken Hart chief engineer 1970
John Holt 4th engineer 1970 to 1971
Chris Johnson navigation cadet 1970 to 1971
David Humphreys able seaman (grade 1) 1970
Anthony Powles gp 2 1970
Barney Boylan 2 2nd steward 1971
Alan Munro grade 1 seaman 1971 to 1972
Ken Dickson engineer cadet 1971 to 1972
Will Hitchcock catering boy 1971
Eric Phillips captain (commanding officer) 1971
Des Mclindon deck apprentice 1971
Joe Mckenna assistant steward and messman 1972
Derek Wallace D... chief officer 1972 Lubeoil trade
Peter Davidson deck cadet 1972 to 1973
Peter Gould 5th engineer 1972
Philip Ryan engineer 1973 to 1974
David Wilson chef kok 1973
Richard Williams 3rd mate 1973
Peter Graham chief officer 1974 to 1975 Been ashore for four years.
Chris Smith navigation cadet 1974
Neil Simpson 3rd mate 1974
Jim Cooper 5th engineer 1974 to 1975
Mike Gordine navigation cadet 1974
Andrew Price deck cadet 1974
David Walkling catering boy 1975
Mike Brown chief steward 1975
Paul Ayers unknown 1975
Stephen Hudson 5th engineer 1975


Date Visitor Anecdote
02/22/2021 - 16:07 Robert Ian Fletcher

I sailed on Hanetia in 1969 as Junior Engineer, we had a major engine room incident sailing from Singapore to India when we lost all Lube oil to main turbines due to a blackout,. Is there any one on this site that can remember this.

01/13/2017 - 17:07 Anthony Goldthorpe

Ran from Curacao to east coast of USA across the Cuban blockade.Had some interesting morning calls from the US navy.

01/10/2015 - 11:44 David Brook

Joined the HANETIA new in Middlesbrough loaded in Rotterdam for Curacao then back loaded there, Bullen Bay and Cardon for Gibraltar - Suez - Port Sudan - Massawa - Karachi - Colombo - finally dropping off the last of the cargo at Budge Budge - then Bukom where I paid off to join the NORTHIA.

My diary tells me that the 2nd Mate was not the nicest of persons to know (a common view amongst most of the crew).

I re-joined her again the following year, again in Middlesbrough but did not sail on her as was transferred to the LATIA working on the Italian Coast.

01/18/2012 - 12:20 Brian Ansell

I was flown out to Singapore (first time flier), the "ship" was delayed in Japan which meant I had Two weeks in Singapore with little money but a good adventure, joined the "ship" on xmas day night then had a very interesting four months on the Vietnam run.Then into dry-dock at Keppel Harbour staying in Connel House for two weeks (not good for the wallet) then off to India, Goa (before the tourists had even heard of it)Bombay and Calcutta (Budge Budge) then to the "Gulf" and back to Singapore to pay off.Hard work but wonderful experience

03/05/2011 - 13:48 Chris Johnson

My first trip to sea.Stayed at The Avila Beach Hotel in Curacao 9.10.70.Went swimming at Bullen Bay.Captain was Henry Third.Signed off in Curacao 8.4.71.Basic training or induction course done in Plymouth.

12/09/2009 - 00:18 Alan Green

Flew out to Singapore October 1969 to wait for the Hanetia to arrive. We stayed at Connell House,an old collonial hotel. I think we were there about a week or so, great place!! The older lads introduced me to the delights of Boogy Street, with all it's charms. Ha Ha. I remember there was another catering boy (think he was from Yorkshire), we had a good laugh with the local ladies.Anyway the Hanetia docked and we joined it on the 30th October 1969. I can't remember where we went first but I know we were in Viet-nam over Christmas and New year 1969. Great time and double pay!!!
I recorded the top 100 hundred songs of 1969 from AFVN (american forces vietnam network). Anybody remember it?
It all went very quickly and we payed off in Curacao on the 7th April 1970. It was a good little ship and had some good memories, just forget my ship mates and names???
Anyway if you remember more than I have let me know. Be good to hear from someone even if it is 40 years. Thanks for reading it. Alan Green

09/13/2009 - 03:58 Len Mazza

Joined Faslane 3 1 66 paid off 10/4/67,MARSDEN POINT N.Z

09/13/2009 - 03:43 Len Mazza


Joined at faslane 3/i/66. paid off Whangarei N.Z,10/4/67.