Welcome to Helderline

On this site you'll find over two thousand ships of Shell Tankers built from 1867 to ships that have not even been launched yet! 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 1925 as CHEPITA for C.S.M. 1954 sold Island Tug & Barge Canada and renamed Island Fir. 1971 renamed Seaspan 921. 2-8-1974 sunk Woodfitre Columbia.


Completed 1925 as FELIPA for C.S.M. 12-8-1954 arrived Gent for scrapping.


Completed 1925 as MARIANA for C.S.M. 4-1954 arrived Belgium for scrap.


Completed 1925 as MARTICA for C.S.M. 4-1954 arrived Belgium for scrap.


Completed 1925 as MARUJA for C.S.M. 3-7-1963 arrived Belgium for scrap.


Completed 1925 as MAXIMINA for C.S.M. 1-10-1953 arrived Baltimore for scrapping.


Completed 1918 as War African for The Shipping Controller 1919 purchased by Anglo-Saxon and renamed ABSIA. 1926 as ABSIA for La Corona. 1928 sold Skibs AS Norway and renamed Salsaas. 1937 sold to Finchley Steamship and renamed Oakfield. 1940 taken over by MOWT. 1951 back to Finchley Steamship. 9-4-1955 arrived Emden for scrap.


Completed 1924 as CONCHITA for Anglo-Saxon. 1926 transferred to C.S.M. 1954 sold Island Tugs & Barge Canada and renamed Island Hemlock. 1971 renamed Seaspan 922. 1986 lost.


Completed 1926 as FRASCA for C.S.M. 5-8-1961 arrived Bremerhaven for scrapping.


Completed 1926 as LUCITA for C.S.M. 9-1954 scrapped Hendrik Ido Ambacht.


Completed 1924 as MARSELLA for Anglo-Saxon. 1926 transferred to C.S.M. 1953 sold to United British Oilfields. 1956 to Shell Trinidad. 6-1961 arrived Hendrik Ido Ambacht for scrap.


Completed 1926 as MATILDE for C.S.M. 1954 laid-up Curacao. 27-6-1957 arrived Hamburg for scrap.


Completed 1904 as PERLAK for Koninklijke Shell. 1907 transferred to B.P.M. 1926 purchased by Anglo-Saxon. 12-1931 scrapped Yokohama.


Completed 1926 as PHOBOS for N.I.T. 20-3-1940 struck mine near North Goodwin, explosion took place in tanks 5 & 6. Towed to Rotterdam. 26-8-1940 seized by Germans, during repairs at Schiedam. Renamed Thann by Kriegsmarine. 29-12-1944 struck a German mine near Darsser port and broke in two.


Completed 1894 as Cevic for White Star Line. 1914 taken up by Admiralty for dummy battleship. 1915 fitted with cylindrical tanks and renamed Bayol. 1917 to Lane & Mac. Andrew and renamed Bayleaf. 1920 purchased by Anglo-Saxon and renamed PYRULA. 1926 as bunkership to Curacao for C.S.M. 7-1933 scrapped Genua Italy.