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


Completed 1928 as Adela for C.S.M. 7-1953 arrived Baltimore USA for scrapping.


Completed 1928 as Alicia for C.S.M. 7-1953 arrived Baltimore USA for scrapping.

Caroni River

Completed 1928 as Caroni River for British Empire. In charter for Anglo-Saxon. 20-1-1940 mined and sunk.


Completed 1928 as Elena for C.S.M. 9-1954 arrived Gent for scrapping.


Completed 1909 as Limburg for N.I.T. 1913 converted into a motortanker. 1928 transferred to STUK and renamed Enida. 1931 sunk Japan.


Completed 1928 as Gamacruz for Anglo Mexican Oil. 1948 transferred to Estrella Maritima Argentina. 1978 scrapped Buenos Aires.

Hai Kwang

Completed 1926 as Hai Kwang for Asiatic Petroleum China. 1928 transferred to Shell China. 28-12-1941 sunk by Japanese air raid in Manilla Bay. Later salvaged, repaired and used as Japanese Kaiko Maru. Bombed 19-5-1945 and sunk by US Navy aircraft


Completed 1928 as Josefina for C.S.M. 1932 as Josefina for N.I.T. 1942 scuttled Soerabaja. 10-6-1942 raised by Japanese and renamed Yosei Maru. 13-5-1945 torpedoed and sunk by USS Baya.


Completed 1928 as Juliana for C.S.M. 1953 scrapped Hendrik Ido Ambacht


Completed 1928 as Leticia for C.S.M. 27-6-1940 torpedoed and sunk by U47. Voyage Curacao Falmouth.


Completed 1928 as Lucrecia for C.S.M. 7-7-1940 torpedoed and sunk by U34, 100 miles west of Land?s End.


Completed 2004 as Gemmata for STASCo. Capacity 136.600 cubic metres of LNG.


Completed 2012 as Bukha for Oman Shipping. 2017 a three year contract of affreightment agreement with Shell Eastern Trading.

Brightoil Glory

Completed 2012 as Brightoil Glory for Brightoil Shipping. 2019 in charter for Shell Int. Eastern Trading Comp. (SIETCO).

Capsa (1)

Completed 1919 as War Khan for The Shipping Controller. 1919 purchased by Anglo-Saxon and renamed Capsa in 1922. 1928 sold to Skibs Oslo and renamed Nordhav, but in charter for Anglo-Saxon. 1938 laid up at Yokohama. 1940 seized by Japanese and renamed Daisin Maru. 23-9-1943 torpedoed and sunk by USS Harder.