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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

Circe Shell (1)

Completed 1892 as four-masted barque Celticburn for R. Shankland Greenock. 1918 acquired by Anglo-Saxon and renamed Circe Shell. Conversion to a twin-screw motor tanker. 1922 depotship Far East. 1924 sold to Rising Sun Japan as a storage vessel. 1927 deleted register.

Dolphin Shell

Completed 1897 as three-masted barque Haytor for Holman London. 1901 sold to Earnmount Shipping and renamed Earnmount. 1905 sold to R.Thomas and renamed Dolbadarn Castle. 1918 acquired by Anglo-Saxon and renamed Dolphin Shell. Conversion to a twin-screw motor tanker. 1931 scrapped Osaka. Model Tony Phipps. Picture(s) by Model By Tony Phipps.

Esturia

Completed 1910 as Esturia for Burmah Oil. 1917 taken over by Admiralty and served as Oiler 213. 1919 chartered by Anglo-Saxon. 1928 sold to Mavris Bros Piraeus and renamed Loukia. 1937 mined and sunk Capo San Sebastian

Fiona Shell (1)

Completed 1892 as four-masted barque Goodrich for Goodrich Ship Belfast. 1895 sold to Rauma Finland and renamed Fennia. 1918 acquired by Anglo-Saxon and renamed Fiona Shell. Converted to a twin-screw motor tanker. 1925 sold to Oilfields Depots Gibraltar. 1941 torpedoed and sunk Bay of Gibraltar.

Horn Shell (1)

Completed 1892 as four-masted barque Howth for R.Martin Dublin. 1918 acquired by Anglo-Saxon and renamed Horn Shell. Conversion to a twin-screw motor tanker. 1925 sold to Nippon as a storage hulk. 1926 sold for scrapping Japan.

Huntball

Completed 1900 as Manica for Bucknall Bros. 1918 sold to Admiralty (Anglo-Saxon) and renamed Huntball. Fitted with cylindrical tanks. 1920 purchased by Anglo-Saxon and renamed Phorus. 1931 scrapped Japan.

Myr Shell

Completed 1902 as four-masted barque as Ama Begonakoa for Anon de Fragata Uraguay. 1910 transferred to Devitt & Moore Training Ship and renamed Medway. 1918 purchased by Anglo-Saxon and renamed Myr Shell. Converted to a twin-screw motor tanker. 1926 depot ship at Singapore. 1933 broken up in Japan.

Scala Shell

Completed 1902 as four-masted barque Urania for B.Wencke Hamburg. 1914 captured by Britisch cruiser and sold as a prize to Speedonia Cardiff and renamed Speedonia. 1918 sold to Anglo-saxon and renamed Scala Shell. Conversion to a twin-screw motor tanker. 1931 scrapped Osaka Japan.

Acasta

Completed 1918 as War Matron for Shipping Controller. 1919 purchased by Anglo-Saxon and renamed Acasta. 1928 sold to Mosvold Rederi. 1953 arrived Dunstone on Tyne for scrap.

Adna

Completed 1918 as War Patriot for Shipping Controller. 1919 purchased by Anglo-Saxon and renamed Adna. 1928 sold to Hansen Kristiansand. 1937 sold to Polena and renamed Dentice. 6-1940 scuttled at Maracaibo. 1943 salved by USA and renamed Faireno. 1949 returned to Italian owners and renamed Dentice. 1954 scrapped at Savona.

Akera

Completed 1918 as War Singer for Shipping Controller. 1919 purchased by Anglo-Saxon and renamed Akera in 1922. 1927 sold to J.W. Prebensen Norway. 1938 converted to dry-cargo owned by Prebensen. 1939 sold to Querci Genua and renamed Mediceo. 31-1-1945 sunk by British aircrafts on voyage Venice to Trieste.

Anatina

Completed 1918 as War Hermit for the Shipping Controller. 1919 purchased by Anglo-Saxon and renamed Anatina. 1927 sold to Stray Kristiansand. 1938 sold to Fernandos and renamed Mindanao. 1942 captured by Japanese after air attack off Manila, renamed Palembang Maru. 4-3-1945 torpedoed and sunk by submarine.

Anomia

Completed 1918 as War Expert for Shipping Controller. 1919 purchased by Anglo-Saxon and renamed Anomia. 1928 sold Brovigs Rederi and renamed Andrea. 1938 sold to Quercy Italy and renamed Mugnone. 1940 seized and renamed Empire Progress. 22-5-1942 torpedoed and sunk. Voyage Glasgow to Tampa.

Limicana

Completed 1917 as Beechleaf for The Admiralty. 1919 purchased by Anglo-Saxon and renamed Limicana in 1922. 1927 as Limicana to La Corona. 1927 sold to Naphta Hamburg and renamed Ch. N. Kahan. 1937 sold to Stanhope and renamed Stanbridge. 1939 sold to Europaische Tankreederi and renamed Eurofeld. 24-9-1944 sunk at St.Nazaire. 1950 raised and scrap.

Caprella (1)

Completed 1918 as War Gurkha for Shipping Controller. 1919 purchased by Anglo-Saxon and renamed Caprella in 1922. 1924 sold to British Molasses and renamed Athelfoam. 1931 sold to Aervoldt Oslo and renamed Hird. 1935 returned to United Molasses and renamed Athelstane. 9-4-1942 sunk by Japanes air attack.