Completed 1956 as "SAN FELIPE" for Eagle Tanker. 1959 purchased by STUK. 1965 renamed as "HOLOSPIRA". 11-9-1976 arrived Inchon for scrap.

Also known as
San Felipe
IMO number
Call sign
Construction number
19.349 ton
Length overall
Year of construction
Year of renaming/broken up
Service for Shell
1959 to 1976
Flag state
Home port



Name Job Period Details
Len Mazza assistant steward 1959 to 1960
Lo David quartermaster 1964 to 1965
Lou Powderly 1st radio officer 1965 to 1966
John Hipsey deck apprentice 1966 to 1967
Ken Hart 2nd engineer 1967 to 1968
Noel Anthony Ra... chief mate 1967
Alan Robinson apprentice engineer 1967 to 1968
D.s. Cook chief engineer 1967 to 1968
Ian Stretton Walker chief officer 1968 to 1969
Michael Mancey extra 3rd mate 1968
John Ian Murray 5th engineer 1969 to 1970
Ken Wood 3rd mate 1969
Alan Robinson 4th engineer 1970 to 1971
Michael Hines chief engineer 1970 to 1971
Ralph Westwell 5th engineer 1970 to 1971
Alan Wilkins 5th engineer 1970
Tony Day 4th engineer 1970
Brian Graham chief engineer 1971 to 1972
David Beeston 3rd engineer 1971 to 1972
Brian Lavender radio officer 1971 to 1972
John Kirkpatrick engineer cadet 1971 to 1972
Alexander Ellul 5th engineer 1971
Keith Marston 5th engineer 1971
Gordon Smith 5th engineer 1971 to 1972
Matthew Jamieson engineer cadet 1971 to 1972
Siu Ming Tam steward 1972 to 1974 assistant steward/chief steward
Joseph Moore 4th engineer 1972
Roger Roue 2nd engineer 1972 to 1973
Peter Davidson deck cadet 1973
Chain Fei Leung p.o 1973
Alan Robinson 2nd engineer 1973 to 1974
Yick Kan Chow able seaman (grade 3) 1973 to 1974
John Ross 2 2nd mate 1973 to 1974
Robin Spencer deck cadet 1974
Peter Graham King engineer cadet 1974 to 1975 1st trip
Colin Mckay deck cadet 1975 deck cadet in charge of awfull tank temp of Aussie wax!
Andrew Price 3rd officer 1975
Arthur Georgeson 5th engineer 1975
Nigel Draffin 2 2nd engineer 1975
Ewan Mcilreavy deck cadet 1975
Pete Rodger deck cadet 1976
Mike Hapgood 2 deck cadet 1976


Date Visitor Anecdote
03/16/2014 - 14:58 Mike Hapgood 1

After tank cleaning I found hull weld failures in two of the main tanks. Not long after that, the next trip she was sent for scrap (a great ship, wish i'd kept my mouth shut)

09/20/2010 - 10:27 Chain Fei Leung

Hi:I was there for few month for the time being, great thanks the Chief engineer and all office on board this ship,very enjoy to work with them. I started to work on shore, at Dec-1976 at Ocean Park (Hong Kong) till last year retired, i been worked on board Shell tankers: Dosina.Donacilla.Kermia.Holospira.Acila. Will: like to hear from you all good health and news. best regard to all of you.

11/29/2009 - 03:30 Len Mazza

the holospira,aka San Felipe,was my first'joe boat'.Father was Capt.Harrison,from
the Scottish islands,one of the few good ones Icame across in the eight years I
Was with Shell.She was a happy enough ship,my first time out East, had a ball.
Would like to hear from anyone who remembers me.