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

Marisa (1)

Completed 1937 as Marisa for La Corona. 16-5-1941 torpedoed and sunk by U 107 near Freetown in convoy.

Pomella (1)

Completed 1937 as Pomella for Anglo-Saxon. 9-7-1942 torpedoed and sunk by E-boat off Torbay. Voyage Curacao to Milford Haven.


Completed 1937 as Rodas for C.S.M. 22-5-1955 arrived Milford Haven for scrap.


Completed 1937 as Rosaura for C.S.M. 28-6-1960 arrived Gent Belgium for scrap.


Completed 1937 as Rufina for C.S.M. 6-1957 scrapped Rotterdam after a collision in the Gulf of Maracaibo on 13-5-1957.

San Calisto (1)

Completed 1937 as San Calisto for Eagle Oil. 2-12-1939 mined and sunk off Margate Thamesmouth.

San Cipriano

Completed 1937 as San Cipriano for Eagle Oil. 1954 scrapped Briton Ferry.

San Cirilo

Completed 1937 as San Cirilo for Eagle Oil. 21-3-1942 heavily damaged by a Japanese submarine torpedo attack south of Ceylon (Sri Lanka). She managed to reach port and was repaired. 1955 Sold to the Price Soc. per Asioni di Nav, Italy. Renamed Sportivo, 1957 converted to a bulk carrier. 1971 scrapped.

San Tirso

Completed 1913 as San Tirso for Eagle Oil. 1937 sold to Anglo-Saxon for use as a depot ship in Gareloch. 1945 renamed Kelliela. 1947 sold to Shell Co Gibraltar for use as a hulk. 31-7-1953 arrived Troon for scrap.

San Zeferino

Completed 1914 as San Zeferino for Eagle Oil. 18-9-1915 torpedoed and sunk. Raised and repaired in 1916. 1937 sold to Anglo-Saxon as depot ship at Gibraltar. 1946 renamed Katelysia. 2-2-1951 arrived Blyth for scrap.

Sitala (1)

Completed 1937 as Sitala for Anglo-Saxon. 19-10-1940 torpedoed and sunk by U100. Voyage Curacao to Manchester.


Completed 1928 as Leonor for C.S.M. 1931 to Shell France and renamed Shellphalte. 1932 renamed Spramex. 1958 sold to Bordelaise de Navigacion and renamed Bassens, 1965 sold to Cia. Navigazione and renamed Eloro. 3-1983 arrived La Spezia for scrapping.

Silver Amanda

Completed 2014 as Silver Amanda for Sinokor. Number 12 from Shell Project Silver, a total of 50 newbuildings, including 34 for Sinokor. All the vessels will be chartered by STASCo.

Africa Shell (1)

Completed as Africa Shell for Shell East Africa. 15-11-1939 attacked on Indian Ocean by panzer schiff Graf Spee. Gunfired and sunk.


Completed 1938 as Alberta for Shell France. 6-6-1941 torpedoed by British submarine Torbay. 9-6-1941 stranded and capsized while being raised.