Completed 1945 as Modoc Point for U.S.M.C. 1947 purchased by STUK and renamed "THEODOCUS". 8-1959 laid-up Lough Swilly. 9-6-1962 scrapped Faslane.

Also known as
Modoc Point
IMO number
Call sign
Construction number
16.478 ton
Length overall
Year of construction
Year of renaming/broken up
Service for Shell
1947 to 1962
Flag state
Home port




Date Visitor Anecdote
10/09/2018 - 14:31 Nicolena23

My dad Maurice Potter served on this ship. Does anyone remember him ?

11/20/2011 - 01:32 Derek Spender

In 1955 or 56 I was returning to New Zealand on annual leave. The first part was as a supernumery engineer from Singapore to Geelong. The trip south was good but turning to cross the Australian Bight changed that. There were, I think, three of us sleeping in a cabin built above the poop deck. It had no lining or heating. We used as many blankerts as we could scrounge plus our great coats. We still froze. We were only too happy to spend as much time as possible down in the engine room.

Bad as it was for us, the crew had it worse. With the steep seas their cabin portholes were under water most of the time. Water came through them in a jet. It then filled up the cabin floor until it sloshed out in to the companion way. Here it flowed back and forth in a wave which would have made a surfer feel happy.

The ship was definately a T2 tanker and I'm pretty certain that it was the Theodoxus. Could any one confirm that the Theodoxus was trading between Singapore and Australia about that time?

11/15/2011 - 18:35 Joseph Sheridan

I was just a schoolboy at the time .My father was one of the watchmen who looked after her in Lough Swilly in 1960 while she was waiting to be towed away to be scrapped .I used to do the odd shift with him to keep him company

02/12/2011 - 00:21 Anonymous

madea short trip as I was to go to usms officer school at Alameda. went and got my third engineers license. I am sorry that I don't remember more. I am 89 memory is fading. Bill Thompson ii

08/03/2009 - 00:05 John W Curry

I joined theodoxus at eastham in march 59, after id paid the taxi off i stood looking up at the ship, i realised she had a very unusual feature both her topmasts were bent. the foretopmast was folded backward almost touching the foremast, while the maintopmast was raked back some 40 degrees, a most unusual sight.i went onboard and realised i knew the 2nd mate i was relieving so i asked him to explain the masts, reluctantly he did so.the ship was loading in lake maracaibo the old man was plastered the pilot arrived and he got plastered they let go from the berth and promptly got lost eventually striling some of the power cables that criss-cross the lake like spiders web hence the new style shells house magazine sometime later there was a report on the incident the last sentence of which stated "the master has since left the companys employ"

04/17/2009 - 23:58 Terry Mchugh

Does anyone remember George McHugh, or know what happened to him. He vanished from the Theodoxus around 1950 /1951.