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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


Completed 2020 as "COSMIC GLORY" for Sinokor Merchant Marine. Number 13 from Shell Project Solar, a total of 30 chemical/oil products tankers. All the vessels will be on long-term time charter by STASCo. 2020-2028.


Completed 1941 as Empire Granite for M.O.W.T. 1945 purchased to STUK and renamed "KENNERLEYA". 4-2-1960 arrived Spezia for scrapping.


Completed 1913 as "SAN VALERIO" for Eagle Oil. 1936 sold to Anglo-Saxon for use as a hulk at Dakar. 1946 renamed "KUPHUS". 30-5-1953 arrived Sunderland for scrapping.


Completed 2018 as "MAGDALA" for Teekay LNG. Managed and manned by STASCo. for 6-8 years. The third vessel in a series of five MEGI LNG tankers. Capacity 173.400 cubic metres of LNG.


Completed 1916 as Santa Margherita for Royden & Sons. 1919 purchased by Anglo-Saxon and renamed "MARINULA". 1931 to Shell Gibraltar as a hulk and renamed "TRIGONIA". 1951 scrapped Newport.


Completed 1927 as "TROCAS" for Anglo-Saxon. 1954 sold to Shell Co. of Gibraltar as a hulk. 10-5-1960 arrived Valencia for scrap.


Completed 1975 as "FELANIA" for Shell Tankers Rotterdam. 1989 sold to Gefion Tankers Danmark and renamed Gefion Carib. 1992 sold Ocean Tankers Singapore and renamed Ocean Amber. 26-9-2003 arrived Chittagong for scrap.


Completed 1974 as "FULGUR" for Shell Tankers Rotterdam. 1990 sold Pacific Ship Singapore and renamed Palma. 1993 sold Nan Guang Marine and renamed Ocean Pearl. 2000 sold Honduras and renamed Alpine. 2001 converted to a Floating Storage Production vessel for Modec and renamed MV8 Langsa Vertune. 2011 to Thome Oil Singapore and renamed Ptap One. 2018 scrapped Bangladesh. Painting Frans Romeijnsen.


Completed 1975 as "LAMPAS" for STUK. 1983-1986 laid-up in Loch Striven. 1998 scrapped Chittagong.


Completed 2023 as "PARIS KNUTSEN" for Knutsen LNG France. Number 14 of 24 gas-fueled LNG vessels in charter for Shell Singapore. 2023-2030. Capacity 174.000 cubic metres of LNG.


Completed 2020 as "SCF BARENTS" for Sovcomflot. The first of two gas-fueled LNG vessels in charter for Shell Singapore. Capacity 174.000 cubic metres of LNG. 5-2022 to Shell Tankers Singapore and renamed "KOOL FIRN".


Completed 2022 as "HUELVA KNUTSEN" for Knutsen OAS. Number 6 of 24 gas-fueled LNG vessels in charter for Shell Singapore 2022-2029. Capacity 174.000 cubic metres of LNG.


Completed 2010 as "METHANE PATRICIA CAMILA" for BG-Group. 2-2016 Shell takeover the BG-Group. 12-2016 managed by STASCo. Capacity 170.000 cubic metres of LNG. Silverstream air bubble system onboard. 2021 sold Meiji Shipping, Panama flag .


Completed 1966 as "DARINA" for STUK. 1968 fitted with fenders and began work as lightening tanker around UK. 19-12-1983 arrived Kaohsiung for scrap. Models Murex and Darina made by Tony Phipps.


Completed 1966 as "DAPHNELLA" for STUK. 1976 sold to United Philippine Lines and renamed Philippine Star. 1980 sold to Nav. Alisios and renamed Catalunya. 1982 sold to Fletamentos Maracaibo and renamed Palaima. 1984 sold Piraeus and renamed Arkay. 1985 renamed Kay. 1986 sold to Kazan Shipping and renamed Acqua Blu, converted into production tanker. 1989 moored Australie as a production and storage tanker. 1995 arrived Chittagong for scrap.