Completed 1959 as "ANADARA" for STUK. 13-4-1978 arrived Vinaroz for scrapping.

IMO number
Call sign
Construction number
19.623 ton
Length overall
Year of construction
Year of renaming/broken up
Service for Shell
1959 to 1978
Flag state
Home port



Name Job Period Details
Michael Trevor ... engineer
Bob Montgomery senior ordinary seaman 1960 to 1961
Rostyn Eastment Hunt engineer 1960 to 1961
Thomas K Cunningham catering boy/galley boy 1960 to 1961
Ian Davenport deck apprentice 1961 to 1962
Gerry Harris assistant steward 1961 to 1962
David Rayfield deck apprentice 1962
William Jamieso... radio officer 1963 to 1964
Fred Cummings galley boy 1963 to 1964
David Sidney Pearson deck boy/junior ordinary seaman 1963 to 1964
Phil Galley Bailey steward 1963 to 1965 Galley boy/catering boy 1st trip 1963- 1964. Assistant steward/2nd steward 2nd trip 1964 - 1965
Samuel Mcwatters 5th engineer 1963
Jim Seager deckhand (d.h.u.) 1964 to 1965
Tommy Thomson steward 1964
David Allan galley boy, steward 1964 to 1965
David Michael Fuller 2nd engineer 1964
Allen John Hawker 2nd cook 1964 to 1965
Patrick Jude Mo... radio officer 1965 to 1966
Terry Savage efficient deckhand 1965
Peter Graham 2nd officer 1965 to 1966
Patrick Jude Mo... R/O 1965 to 1966
Lawrence Lawson... 2nd engineer 1965
Raymond Gee catering boy/galley boy 1965
David C. Richmond 2nd engineer 1966 to 1967
Derek Jackson 3rd engineer 1966
Keith Gazzard 5th engineer 1967
Keith Derrick G... 5th engineer 1967
John H Lightfoot 2nd engineer 1967 accompanied by wife Lilian
Pete Coward deck cadet 1967
Brian Charles P... 2nd cook and baker 1967
Robert Rogers assistant steward 1967
Christopher Tho... catering boy/galley boy 1967
Edwin Mortimer chief officer 1967 to 1968
John Humble 5th engineer 1967 to 1968
William M Wood 2nd engineer 1967 to 1968
John Pearce 3rd engineer 1968
Ken Wood deck apprentice 1968 to 1969
William George ... catering boy 1969 to 1970
Tony Day 5th engineer 1969 to 1970
Douglas Richmond apprentice engineer 1969 to 1970
Malcolm Newell 2nd engineer 1969 extra 2nd engineer-transfered to donax as 2dn eng
John Page catering boy/galley boy 1969 to 1970
Gareth Williams apprentice engineer 1969 to 1970
John Ross 2 3rd mate 1970
Michael Oldham able seaman 1970 to 1971
Paul Farrelly catering boy 1970 to 1971
Robin Campbell-... 4th engineer officer 1970 promoted to 3rd engineer on leaving
John A.D. Robertson 3rd engineer 1970
Greg Maclean able seaman 1971
Jim Chadwick radio officer 1971 to 1972
Nigel Sharrock engineer cadet 1971 to 1972
Michael Marsh 5th engineer 1971 to 1972
Steven Smith catering boy/galley boy 1971 to 1972
Alan Vidler catering boy/galley boy 1971 to 1972
James Worthington 5th engineer 1971
John Gray radio/electronics officer 1972 to 1973
Tony Stevens 3rd engineer 1972 to 1973
Steve Lee 5th engineer, 4th engineer 1973 to 1974 Aug 1973 Joined as 5th Engineer in Douala French West Africa as was , paid off in Houston Mar1974. July 1974 joined as 4th Engineer in Piraeus, Greece, one voyage then into dry dock in Piraeus. Paid off in Oslo Nov 1974
John Chapman 1 4th engineer 1973 to 1974
John Moxley 3rd mate 1973
Paul Ayers junior ordinary seaman 1973
Peter Anthony Cocker 2nd officer 1973
Wayne Whitlock junior ordinary seaman 1973 to 1974
Dennis Hopkins able seaman 1973
John Rose deck cadet 1973
Jeff Smith chief steward 1974
Mike Ewart 3rd engineer 1974
Joseph Moore 4th engineer 1974
Trevor Harris deck cadet 1974
Alan Foulds engineer cadet 1975
Jim Cooper 5th engineer 1975
Jerry Keen deck cadet 1975 to 1976
Alan Foulds engineer cadet 1975
Mike Gordine navigation cadet 1975
David Nesom chief steward 1975 to 1976
Graham Wright Fifth Engineer 1975
Graham Scouse Wright 5th engineer 1975
David Warwick 5th engineer 1975
Christopher Hornby 2nd engineer 1975
Nick Roberts deck cadet 1975 3rd trip
Gary Edwards deck boy 1976
John Briton crew messman 1976 to 1977
John Arnott deck cadet 1976
Brian Mcglinchey catering boy 1976
John E Ladner catering boy 1976 to 1977
Stuart Gallaway 2nd mate 1976 to 1977
Nick Taylor fireman/greaser 1976 to 1977
Ian Falconer deck cadet 1976
David Andrews 3rd engineer 1976
Geoffrey Forster 2 2nd steward 1976
Peter John Houghton 2nd engineer 1977
David Heron chef kok 1977
Terry Crook 3rd engineer 1977
Christopher Pen... deck boy 1977
Keven Chambers able seaman 1977 to 1978
Christopher Lustig cook 1978
Paul Ayers able seaman 1979


Date Visitor Anecdote
03/09/2016 - 22:24 Phil Galley Bailey

I loved this ship and served on her on two occasions. The one
thing I will never forget was the trip from Melbourne across
the Pacific to the Panama Canal. We had a failed boiler in the
engine room and if that was not enough, a horrific storm which
lasted over 4 days and battered the 'Anadara.'Captain Harland
was a great skipper. I was 2nd steward on that trip. Would like
to touch base with anyone who sailed on the 'Anadara'in this
Period. Fantastic times on this vessel.

09/09/2013 - 10:50 Rob Montgomery

I had a tremendous trip on this great ship she had just completed here first Dry docking at South Shields .... a 13 months voyage with Capt T Green great ports great crew great food I was 18 when we left and 20 when we came back .... the last photo here I know well she is arriving at Hobart Tasmania April 61 while we were on the Aussie coast its a great photo

12/30/2012 - 00:47 Ian Davenport

Would anyone be interested in the events from October 1961 to March 1962.
I would also like to ask whther Bob Montgomery had a ginger beard in 1961.
Also did Tommy the galley boy come from South Shields and have a very strong geordie accent.
In my navy uniform and white cap the crew would sometimes call out "ice cream".
I was 17 and straight from school when I joined Shell Tankers in October 1961 in Rouen.

06/11/2012 - 17:59 Arthur Redpath

Joined the vessel in Skaramanga dry-dock in 1974 as an engineer cadet. We were there during the fall of the military junta in July 1974

03/06/2012 - 12:14 Paul Ayers

My first shell tanker Joined her in Curacao, Carribean islands ans US for 6 months (happy days) The Bosun was a scouser, Tommy Heath (anyone remember him) an absolute legend,The only man I know, who had his shore leave stopped,his subs stopped AND his tap stopped ALL AT THE SAME TIME. Paid off in New York,ran aground under pilotage in the river, had to wait for tugs to pull us off, consequenrtly we missed our flight home. I can remember riding round New York in a minibus ,with the agent trying to get us in a hotel, he eventually got us in to the TAFT (very posh) two of the lads had to share the honeymoon suite, We took all the rooms they had left
Does'nt seem like that was 40 years ago.