Elaine Hardy @ HELCION (2), Sat, 11/12/2022 - 17:21

I believe my father, William J Smyth, sailed on this ship’s maiden voyage as Chief Engineer.
As was the custom, he was given the ship’s bell when she was cocooned and I now have the bell.
My father subsequently became Shell’s Chief Superintendent Marine Engineer responsible for the entire fleet when he came ashore around 1960.

Jenny Furness @ MEDORA, Sat, 11/12/2022 - 13:28

My wife is trying to get pictures of Malcolm Furness who worked as an engineer in a Shell Tanker s.s "Medora" 207,332 d.w tons. She is not certain about the year, born in Carlisle U.K and studied in South Shields Marine and Technical in New Castle. Her email address is

Rob Meijer @ AUGUSTINA, Sun, 10/16/2022 - 23:14

Anonymous 5th engineer 1939 to 1942 was mijn vader Louis Meijer, die met een paar Chinese matrozen als enige overleefde op een aanval van de Jappen in 1942

Rob Meijer @ KATELYSIA (2), Sun, 10/16/2022 - 23:12

Op de Katelysia (2) was mijn vader Louis Meijer eerste machinist van 1954 - 1955 (nu anonymous)

Lee Peter @ MEGARA (2), Sun, 09/25/2022 - 10:16

Sailed to Bonny West Africa on her last trip before sale in 1976 to Goulandris Oil. Slow steaming as the price of oil was increasing as we made our way to Holland. Almost collided with a ferry on its way out of Rotterdam when we arrived the Pilot turned white but the ferry missed, Pilot really unhappy with Harbour Control. QM at the time and I along with everyone on the bridge had also broken into a sweat! Outstanding food, great crew one of the best I sailed with.

Alan Harbinson @ HYALA, Wed, 09/14/2022 - 10:24

Hi, any crew out there that joined the "HYALA" in HARLAND& WOLFF ie, Thompson Drydock 1972. If so, I would be delighted to hear from you. Cheers.

Machiel van der... @ ONDINA (2), Thu, 09/08/2022 - 22:59

Jaap Vaandrager was commodore na eerder stuurman te zijn geweest.

Daphne @ DAPHNE, Mon, 06/13/2022 - 19:54

Wat leuk om dit terug te vinden. Mijn vader is de anonymous jaw die voer onder andere op de Daphne (Anonymous DAPHNE 1977; Anonymous CAPILUNA 1977 to 1978 ; Anonymous MACOMA (2) 1976). Sterker nog, ik ben genoemd naar deze tanker de Daphne. Als iemand me meer hierover kan vertellen zou ik dat erg leuk vinden.

Kees Storm @ MYTILUS (2), Thu, 06/02/2022 - 19:35

I sailed on the Mytilus as in 1976 for almost 6 months as engineer.

Malcolm Sharp @ MARINULA (2), Mon, 05/09/2022 - 16:43

In 1970 I was part of a team from the University of Glasgow Department of Naval Architecture that performed as set of shallow water sinkage and trim measurements on the Marinula as part of a wider study the effects on ships with high block coefficients.

We boarded the Marinula heading North from a pilot boat out of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and set up our measuring equipment crossing the Bay of Biscay. To make our measurements we deployed a 10m 'bowsprit' from which we made ultrasonic distance measurements ahead of the bulbous bow onto the water surface to measure bow sinkage and a micromanometer to measure ship trim while under way. An accurate ship's log was deployed as we entered Milford Haven where the actual measurements were made. As I recall the Marinula was typical of many tankers trimming up to 2m by the bow in shallow water when running at 15kts or so, certainly something to bear in mind when entering or leaving port when the state of tide meant the under-keel clearance was marginal!

Although it now 50 years or so ago I'd like to thank once again the captain and crew of the Marinula who helped us on board and made the whole trip a very pleasant and productive experience.

richard joyce @ NORRISIA (1), Thu, 05/05/2022 - 10:30

My Father Ronald Joyce Was Chief steward on this ship does anyone remember him

richard joyce @ HELICINA, Mon, 04/25/2022 - 23:57

My Father Ronald Joyce Was chief Steward on this Trip would anybody remember him/