Completed 1944 as "RINCON HILLS" for United States War Adm. 1948 purchased by Shell Canada. 4-1961 arrived Osaka for scrap.

IMO number
Call sign
Construction number
16.613 ton
Length overall
Year of construction
Year of renaming/broken up
Service for Shell
1948 to 1961
Flag state
Home port



Name Job Period Details
Peter Coulson fireman
Robert David Wi... steward 1950
Carmel Scicluna able seaman 1954
Donald A Finn fireman 1955 to 1956 wiper/fireman/oiler
Carl Schepannek 2nd cook 1957 to 1958
John Sinnott oiler 1957 to 1959
Jacques Turcotte able seaman 1958 to 1963
Guenter Lang chief cook 1958 to 1959 1st trip
Jacques Turcotte junior ordinary seaman, senior ordinary seaman 1958 to 1960 Hoboken New Jersey U"S"A"
Frank Anstead ordinary seaman 1958 to 1959
Ken Mallett steward 1959 to 1960
Jack Richmond fireman 1960 to 1961 wiper/fireman
Mike Homer engineer steward 1960


Date Visitor Anecdote
03/12/2017 - 23:51 Peter Coulson

Hi ,
I joined the Rincon Hills at Portland. Maine on March 1960.Jack Richmond and I have become re acquainted after a mere 45 years.
I live in Victoria BC. and would love to hear about any more of my shipmates from Shell Canadian Tankers.
Just came across a letter from Rolph Wirminghaus who was on the Rincon. Anyone out there know of him and his whereabouts. He did come from a town called Wuppertal in Germany but may be living in Canada.
Peter Coulson.

03/19/2015 - 21:08 Mike Collis

Hi. My name is mike collision. .
I joined ther inconsistent hills in Baltimore afte the ship was in a storm.and the cook was injured and taken off.i replaced him as cook ,we sailed down the cost to Mexico. Then after a year. We took the ship th Japan for salvage ,
I spent 8years on British merchant ships last one was the queen Mary. Cunard line
It was the greatest. Time and experience of my life ,and the finest crew I had ever aside with..I remember Norman jefferies and th great time in Tampico. Mexico.
Today in 76 years old and feel great. ,my memories of the rain on hills will always be with me,and my cabin on top deck as the head cook ...what a memory to keep in nose mind.today I live in penticton. B c

Best to all the crew

11/01/2010 - 18:46 Jack Richmond

I to attended the University of Rincon Hills and agree with Mr Finn that it was quite and education. I spent a year and a half there there until she was sent to Japan to be scrapped. I was transferred to the Emerillon where I spent another eight great years.

10/12/2009 - 16:40 Donald A Finn

Sailing on the Rincon Hills as an eighteen year old kid was an amazing experience and in my opinion the equivelent or better than a university education in the ways of the world and becoming a man.I met a lot of great guys , most comical characters
that were a fun to sail with.
I joined the ship on it,s first visit to Montreal of the year ('55) and before sailing , a beer truck rolled up to the dock and we began unloading the beer by
wheel barrels.Later after casting off a gang was on the afterdeck when to everyone's surprise beer cases began falling from the sky and floated away behind the ship. While in port the (BIG SHOTS) from head office observed the loading of the beer and later the captain and his officers cleaned house and threw all the beer they could find overboard. I thought that my first trip was going to end before it began by a mutiny.It was a relatively dry trip and the incident has stayed in my memory.
I would like to hear from any old shipmates out there that sailed during this time.

Don Finn

wheel barrel