Welcome to Helderline

On this site you'll find over two thousand ships of Shell Tankers built between 1867 and 2017. As well as the ships of The Eagle Tanker Company Ltd, built between 1912 and 1959. Now the Oil- and Gas- fleet managed by Shell International Trading and Shipping Comp. London.

Besides that, over nine thousand visitors have registered themselves here, and they added themselves as member of the crew for 29.000 times. No less than 1.500 guestbook messages and 1.200 anecdotes were shared at Helderline. The 5.700 photos and images show the 2.285 ships, which are classified in 79 classes, 17 types of cargo, 308 managing companies, 399 yards and 60 countries. We even have 600 ships of which we know the current location.

I sailed in the sixties on the Abida, Vitrea, Koratia and the Kosicia.

Please enjoy your visit here and send me a comment, Kees Helder

Latia (1)

Completed 1946 as Latia for STUK. 5-1963 scrapped Inverkeithing.


Completed 1947 as Lampania for STUK. 27-6-1961 arrived Henrik Ido Ambacht for scrap.

Labiosa (1)

Completed 1948 as Labiosa for STUK. 23-2-1964 arrived Bruges for scrapping.

Latirus (1)

Completed 1949 as Latirus for STUK. 1959-1960 laid-up. 28.8.1960 arrived Bo ness for scrap.

Lyria (1)

Completed 1946 as Lyria for STUK. 1955 sold to Unicon Atlantico Maroc. Converted to a bulker and renamed Yebala. 1975 scrapped Aviles.

Linga (1)

Completed 1946 as Linga for STUK. 1-6-1963 arrived Belgium for scrap.

Lepton (1)

Completed 1947 as Lepton for STUK. 1958-1960 laid-up. 11-9-1960 arrived Rosyth for scrap.


Completed 1947 as Lingula for STUK. 20-7-1961 arrived Inverkeithing for scrap.

Lotorium (1)

Completed 1947 as Lotorium for STUK. 17-10-1960 arrived Osaka for scrap.

Liparus (1)

Completed 1948 as Liparus for STUK. 18-2-1964 arrived Antwerp for scrap.

Lembulus (1)

Completed 1948 as Lembulus for STUK. 20-2-1964 arrived Bruges for scrap.

Limatula (1)

Completed 1950 as Limatula for STUK. 1959-1960 laid up. 28-8-1960 arrived Inverkeithing for scrap.

Silver Emily

Completed 2014 as Silver Emily for Sinokor. Number 6 from Shell Project Silver, a total of 50 newbuildings, including 34 for Sinokor. All the vessels will be chartered by STASCo.

Q-LNG 4000 / Q-Ocean Service

Completed 2020 as LNG bunker barge Q-LNG 4000 and Pusher Tug Q-Ocean Service for Quality LNG Transport. Capacity barge 4.000 cubic metres of LNG. In long-term charter for Shell Trading US.

Samuel Prospect

Completed 5-2019 as Samuel Prospect for SCF Mangement. Aframax Crude oil tanker. Powered by LNG. In time charter for 10 years.