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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

Dordt

Completed 1901 as Dordt for Dordtsche Petroleum Mij. 1907 sold to K.P.M. 16.3.1931 sunk by Batavia.

El Guisr

Completed 1883 as sandhopper El Guisr for Suez Canal Company. 1901 purchased by Shell Transport & Trading and converted to a tanker for Dutch East Indies-China trade. 1903 transferred to Asiatic Petroleum. 1907 scrapped.

Pinna (1)

Completed 1900 as Pinna for Shell Transport & Trading. 1907 sold to Lane & Macandrew. 1917 purchased by British Tanker and renamed British Earl. 1929 sold to Tankschiff Rederi Julius Schindler and renamed Tankschindler. 1931 sold to Anon Imprese Venice and renamed Trottiera. 1942 renamed Orissa. 1944 renamed Malvern. 1949 scrapped Shanghai.

Timsah

Completed 1884 as sandhopper Timsah for Suez Canal Company. 1901 purchased by Shell Transport & Trading and converted to a tanker for Dutch East Indies-China trade. 1907 transferred to Anglo-Saxon. 1907 sold to Akties Copenhagen. 1911 sold to Andreis Russia. 1922 sold to Zumpulogov Greece and renamed Maria. 1929 sold as Sistos. 27-2-1929 wrecked.

Pectan (2)

Completed 1902 as Pectan for Shell Transport & Trading. 1909 sold to Thomas Woodsend. 1914 sold to Union of San Francisco and renamed Coalinga. 1928 sold to Ditta Luigi Genua and renamed Lucania. 12-2-1942 torpedoed and sunk by HMS Una.

Goldmouth (1)

Completed 1903 as Goldmouth for Shell Transport & Trading. 31-3-1916 torpedoed and sunk U44 60 miles WNW Ouessant.

Spondilus (2)

Completed 1903 as Spondilus for Shell Transport & Trading. 13-1-1912 lost by fire.

Silverlip (1)

Completed 1903 as Silverlip for Shell Transport & Trading. 1-5-1907 lost by fire after explosion.

Peluse

Completed 1884 as sandhopper Peluse for Suez Canal Company. 1901 purchased by Shell Transport & Trading and converted to a tanker for Dutch East Indies-China trade. 1903 transferred to Asiatic Petroleum. 1904 transferred to N.I.T. 1910 scrapped Batavia.

Said

Completed 1884 as sandhopper Said for Suez Canal Company. 1901 purchased by Shell Transport & Trading and converted to a tanker for Dutch East Indies-China trade. 1903 transferred to Asiatic Petroleum. 1904 transferred to N.I.T. 1909 transferred to B.P.M. 1912 scrapped Batavia.

Tancarville

Completed 1889 as Tancarville for European Petroleum Comp. London. 1896 in charter for Koninklijke. 1905 transferred to N.I.T. and converted as depotvessel. 1909 explosion Tandjong Priok. 1920 refit and sold to Philppine Vegetable Oil. 1924 renamed Ekvator. 1926 renamed Mazorke. 1936 renamed Motorina. 1940 sunk Greece.

Port Tewfik

Completed 1883 as sandhopper Port Tewfik for Suez Canal Company. 1901 purchased by Shell Transport & Trading and converted to a tanker for Dutch East Indies-China trade. 1903 transferred to Asiatic Petroleum. 1905 transferred to N.I.T. 1909 sunk Balik Papan.

Palembang

Completed 1905 as Palembang for Koninklijke Shell. 1908 transferred to B.P.M. 1931 scrapped Japan

Attaka

Completed 1883 as sandhopper Sublime for Suez Canal Company. Later renamed Attaka. 1901 purchased by Shell Transport & Trading and converted to a tanker for Dutch East Indies-China trade. 1903 transferred to Asiatic Petroleum. 1905 transferred to Koninklijke. 1909 transferred to B.P.M. and reduced to a lighter. 1929 scrapped.

Ouady

Completed 1884 as sandhopper Ouady for Suez Canal Company. 1903 purchased by Shell Transport & Trading and converted to a tanker for Dutch East Indies-China trade. 1906 transferred to N.I.T. 1910 scrapped Batavia.