Completed 1956 as "HOROMYA" for STUK. 28-3-1975 arrived Santander for scrap.

IMO number
Call sign
Construction number
19.000 ton
Length overall
Year of construction
Year of renaming/broken up
Service for Shell
1956 to 1975
Flag state
Home port



Name Job Period Details
Philip Roy Field deck apprentice
Bernard Fendt apprentice engineer 1956 to 1957
Charles Scott deck apprentice 1956 to 1957
Malcolm Keith Green catering boy 1956
Leslie John Badau catering boy 1957
Don Bennett deck apprentice 1957
John Cox assistant steward 1958 to 1959
Robin Keer-keer 3rd mate 1958 to 1962
Chris Jowett deck apprentice 1958 to 1959
Charles Stobbart assistant steward 1958
Ronnie Deegan Sec 2nd cook and baker 1958
Alan Jailler junior ordinary seaman 1958
David Warren deck apprentice 1959 to 1960
John Williams 4th engineer, 3rd engineer 1959 to 1962
John Moorcroft pantryboy 1959 to 1960
Tony Hall apprentice engineer 1959 to 1960
David E.c. Read 3rd mate 1960 to 1961
David Warren 1 deck apprentice 1960 to 1961
William Bill Coppard 4th engineer 1960 to 1961
David Lester apprentice engineer 1961
Stewart Mccormick deck apprentice 1961
Michael Kemp deck apprentice 1961 to 1962 1st trip
Len Mazza 2nd steward 1962 to 1963
Len Mazza 2nd steward 1962 to 1963
George Greenhough 5th engineer 1962 to 1963
Mike Parkin 3rd mate 1962 to 1963
William Thomas ... able seaman 1963
Trevor Irons deck apprentice 1964
Simon Bennett apprentice 1964 1st trip
Jim Pratt junior ordinary seaman 1965
Terrance Piercy deck boy 1966 to 1967
Alan Jones Alan... 2nd steward 1966 to 1967
John T. Smith greaser 1966 to 1967
Tony Kenny 5th engineer 1967 to 1968
Robin Campbell-... 5th engineer 1967 1st trip
George Gray Dodie23 efficient deckhand 1967 to 1968
Steve Easton ordinary seaman 1968 to 1970
Malcolm Thomson... fireman 1968 to 1969 fireman daywork/ v
Ian Croucher 4th engineer 1968 to 1969
Stuart Lord apprentice engineer 1968 to 1969
Robert Bowman A... junior ordinary seaman 1968
Allen Higgins junior engineer 1968 to 1969
Jimmy Hillman galley boy 1969 1st trip
Graham Darling 2 assistant steward 1969 to 1970
Charles Rose 2nd cook and baker 1969
Neville Lawrence 1 radio officer 1969 to 1979
Andy Willmore deck apprentice 1969 third trip
Ken Wood deck apprentice 1969
Ricky Ireland able seaman 1969 to 1970
Michael Johnston assistant steward 1970
Bernard Sayer 4th engineer 1970
Simon Cotterrell 5th engineer 1970 to 1971 My first ship aged 20
John W Steward deck apprentice 1970
Howard Pownall apprentice engineer 1970 to 1971
Michael Salt deckhand 1970
Hugh Smith deck cadet 1971
Mary Frances Smith wife 1971 to 1972 wife of Hugh Smith
Neil Simpson deck cadet 1971
Mary Frances Smith supernumerary 1971
Phil Hetherington deck cadet 1971 to 1972 1st trip
David C. Richmond chief engineer 1971
Bob Hossack 5th engineer 1972
Syd Lees extra 3rd mate 1972
Roy Tubbs 2nd engineer 1972
Dave Murphy engineer cadet 1972
Simon Hall deck cadet 1972 to 1973
Chris Smith navigation cadet 1973
Kim Hawkings 5th Engineer and acting 4th Engineer 1973
Jim Cooper engineer cadet 1973
Simon Hall 3rd officer 1973 to 1974
Michael Errington assistant steward 1974
John Sayers catering boy/galley boy 1974
Tim Hobbs fireman/greaser 1974 to 1975
John Brown deck cadet 1974 to 1975 1st trip


Date Visitor Anecdote
11/23/2016 - 21:47 Michael Kemp

I joined Horomya on 11thJuly 1960 under the command of Captain Mayne having spent the previous 5 days in Rouen with deck apprentices Codrington from S Rhodesia and Benrimjo from Gibraltar as Horomya had been delayed by a sfrike in Bordeaux. We arrived Mina Al Ahmadi 2 August to load crude for Niigata , weather during the passage down the Red Sea was very warm and 3 of us were given the job of derusting midship decks with windier hammers very noisy (no ear defenders in those days!) and very very dirty. Nighttime temperature in Mina was 42c (109F) Horomya had no air con. Bunkered Singapore 12 Aug arriving Niigata 22nd slow discharge took 2 days with no night sailings. Next 5 months to end January 1961 we transported crude from Miri to Niigata, Yokohama (5times) Bunyu, Balikpapan (pilotage through Japanese WW2 minefield!) Tarakan, Labuan, Tg Penuru, Pulo Sambu, Singapore, Surabaya where we spent a week from New Year's Day 1961 watching Naval manoeuvres celebrating President Sukharno's birthday with beautifully designed Russian warships. My memories of this trip include the greenish blue colour of far eastern seas, the view of Mount Fuji from the sea.the enormous swells from typhoon Phyllis as we left Kobe and I mean enormous! the gorgeous satay sticks at the Officers Club in Balikpapan and finally the sights,sounds, scents and culture of Japan and bargain prices of many things compared to home I paid off in Mina 20th January1961for transfer to Velutina and met David Rayfield - hello David!

06/18/2016 - 00:28 Kevin Hempsall

Spent a year on the Horomaya 1966/67 mainly running fuel from far east refineries to Vietnam. Listened to 1966 world cup final in Da Many harbour.

09/13/2009 - 01:20 Len Mazza

Time on her 3/7/62 until 17/9/63. Great time out east .Good crowd.