Completed 1956 as "HINNITES" for STUK. 15.3.1976 arrived Inchon for scrapping.

IMO number
Call sign
Construction number
19.257 ton
Length overall
Year of construction
Year of renaming/broken up
Service for Shell
1956 to 1976
Flag state
Home port



Name Job Period Details
P. M. Hodgson 5th engineer 1956 to 1957
Bill Wilkinson junior engineer 1956 to 1957
Peter Hodgson 5th engineer 1956 to 1957
Thomas J. Davis extra chief engineer 1957 Before joining Eastgate
Ian Stretton Walker deck apprentice 1957
Bryan Whittle 2nd officer 1957 to 1958
Nicholas John Ryan pantryboy 1957 pantry boy / steward
Charlie Boyd 2nd engineer 1958 to 1961
Gerry Harris crew messman 1959 to 1960 catering boy, crew messman
David Mcadam 4th engineer 1959
John P M Cusson deck apprentice 1959 to 1960
Ed Cuthill apprentice engineer 1961 to 1962
David John Turner 5th engineer, 4th engineer 1961 to 1962
Tommy Hewitt fitter 1961 Smith's Docks, North Shields
John H Lightfoot apprentice engineer 1961 to 1962
Colin Mclean deck apprentice 1961
Roger Coombes navigation cadet 1961 to 1962
Ken Hart 4th engineer 1962
Terry Smart 5th engineer 1962 to 1963
Gavin Graham assistant steward 1963
David Michael Fuller 3rd engineer 1963 to 1964
Colin Wood steward 1963 to 1964
Robin Ritchie 5th engineer 1964
William Ross Fa... ordinary seaman 1964
Lou Powderly 1st radio officer 1964
Peter Matthews apprentice engineer 1964 2nd trip
Colin Sandeman deck apprentice 1964 to 1965 1st trip Deck Apprentice. Black oil, changed to White oil, Trans Atlantic, Carribean & USA
Mike Sadler 1 navigating apprentice 1965 to 1966
Philip Longton ... apprentice engineer 1965
Ken Hart 2nd engineer 1965 to 1966
Mike Muir 1 junior ordinary seaman 1965 to 1966
Athony Dobson deckhand 1966
Norman Woodhouse 3rd officer 1966 to 1967 1st trip
Kenneth O'meara catering boy/galley boy 1966 to 1968
David Edwards radio officer 1966 to 1967
Larry Tomas unknown 1966 Larry died aboard Hinnites on 29 april 1966 near Falmouth.
John Chappell catering boy 1966
Chris Spencer deck apprentice 1966
Brian Robert Sharpe deckhand 1966 to 1967 abdeck hand
Frank H. Dixon radio officer 1967 to 1968
Robin Campbell-... 5th engineer 1967 to 1968 5th engineer officer
Martin Thomas deck boy 1967 to 1968
Stuart Crossdale greaser 1967 to 1968
George Gray Dodie23 junior ordinary seaman 1967
Adrian James May senior ordinary seaman 1968 to 1969
Kenneth O'meara catering boy/galley boy 1968 to 1969
Graham J Church 2nd steward 1968 to 1969
Alan Knight deck apprentice 1969
John Moxley deck cadet 1969
Alan Robinson apprentice engineer 1969 to 1970
Alan Jones Alan... 2nd steward 1969 to 1970
Jeffrey Clark 5th engineer, 4th engineer 1969 to 1971
Michael Hunt catering boy 1969 to 1970
Des Brookes catering boy 1970
Brian E. Foster 3rd mate 1970
Michael Ashcroft deck cadet 1970 to 1971 1st trip. Joined in Curacao after a 2 week induction course at Plymouth Maritime School. Left her 6 months later in Singapore
Paul Renaud 3rd engineer 1970 to 1971
Tony Mcnally catering boy 1970
Jim Ryan Sigma4 supernumerary 1970 wife of r/o
Michael Jhall junior ordinary seaman 1970
Jim Ryan Sigma4 radio officer 1970
Roy Rodwell 4th engineer 1971 to 1972
Howard Pownall 5th engineer 1971
Glynn Davies catering boy 1971
Ian Coulman 2nd officer 1971 to 1972
Andy Crooke 3rd engineer 1971 to 1972
Geoff Akehurst deck apprentice 1971
Will Hitchcock assistant steward 1972
John R Phillips navigation cadet 1972
Bernard Teale 3rd engineer 1972 to 1973
Josie. Croft supernumerary 1972
Steven William Veal 5th engineer 1972 to 1973
Brian D Evans engineer cadet 1972
Robert Ian Fletcher 2nd engineer 1972 to 1973
Frank Robertson chief engineer 1973 1st trip
Nigel Sharrock 5th engineer 1973 to 1974
Ralph Dunkley navigation cadet 1973 to 1974 Jolly good sport
Michael Downes 3rd mate 1973 to 1975
William Denzil ... efficient deckhand 1973
Eric Halcrow 5th engineer 1973 to 1974
Andy Brown deck cadet 1974 to 1975 1st trip
Paul Ayers efficient deckhand 1974
Ossieg DHU 1974 My first trip in the MN after leaving the RN. Joined in Singapore sailing to Vietnam (Nha Ba)
Nigel Campbell deck cadet 1974 to 1975
Robert Paterson efficient deckhand 1974
Allan J. Mckay 5th engineer 1974 to 1975
Graham Scouse Wright 5th engineer 1974 to 1975
Graham Wright Fifth Engineer 1974 to 1975 My honeymoon trip
Colin Beaton fireman 1975
Mike Glaiser able seaman 1975
Ian Pragnell fireman 1975
David Neil Jones engineer cadet 1975 to 1979
Brian Crew 3rd engineer 1976 Took her to Inchon for scrap
Brian Crew 3rd engineer 1976 Took her to Inchon for scrap
Brian Crew 3rd engineer 1976 Took her to a scrap yard in South Korea


Date Visitor Anecdote
08/22/2016 - 12:08 Michael Jhall

Joined the ship in dubi in the gulf we joined at sea we got on old crew got off then went down to singers spent time in dry dock in Japan 18 days in shimonoseki agreat time for us all the captains name was Farnell his wife Elva sailed with us . My best mates were Charlie Mcintire an Stuart mulvenna he was fist trip second cook and baker a great crew to sail with

01/13/2014 - 12:45 Josie. Croft

Joined in Rotterdam, nearly turned round it was a rust bucket. Paid off in Panama, Chief Steward told me it was food poisoning and we had a bouncing baby boy in June 1973.

04/28/2013 - 13:14 Steven William Veal

The Hinnites was my first ship when I was just 21. Although I ended my career with shell over 34 years ago , I still have dreams and fond memories of those times. The Hinnites for me was a good ship with lots of character and made by craftsmen. The engineers on board were my mentors and I took much of my new found skills with me into later life and an on-going career in water treatment.

03/03/2012 - 17:35 Paul Ayers

Joined her in Singapore 6 months on the Na Bai run apart from a run to Borneo (Sandakan, Labuan, Kota Kinabalu)

10/18/2011 - 00:59 John H Lightfoot

Joined the Hinnites on the River Tyne as an 18 year old Engineer Apprentice in Sept 1961 and 10 months later had sailed right round the world on her, visiting many countries I didn't even know existed. What an experience.

07/22/2011 - 14:55 Peter Hodgson

A young inexperienced Engineering chap joined ship in Newcastle thought the ship stopped at night.Didn't like the idea of standing watches left the ship the next time we docked UK.

01/28/2010 - 22:29 Ian Coulman

Hinnites , otherwise known as the the honeymoon ship. Yes we did and it was great!!!!