Completed 1954 as "HADRIANIA" for STUK. 15-4-1975 arrived Kaohsiung for scrap.

IMO number
Call sign
Construction number
19.349 ton
Length overall
Year of construction
Year of renaming/broken up
Service for Shell
1954 to 1975
Flag state
Home port



Name Job Period Details
George Crummey 2nd cook 1954 to 1955
Thomas Wiffen 3rd mate 1955 to 1956
Frank Halliday deck boy/junior ordinary seaman 1956
Dennis Allen efficient deckhand 1956
Brian Newton crew messman 1956
Richard Howatson 2 deck apprentice 1957
Larry Crowley efficient deckhand 1957
P. M. Hodgson 4th engineer 1957 to 1958
Garth M. Eldridge 2nd mate 1958 july-october
John Johnston deck apprentice 1958 to 1959
Terry Pickett efficient deckhand 1958 to 1959
John Lennon 2nd cook and baker 1958
David Johnson galley boy 1958 1st trip
David Rayfield deck apprentice 1959 to 1960
Laurie Thompson chef kok 1959 to 1961
Chris Jowett deck apprentice 1959
Kester Macfarlane deck apprentice 1960 to 1961
Keith Brewster 2nd steward 1961
Geoffrey Pearson apprentice engineer 1961 to 1962
Clifford Charle... apprentice engineer 1961 to 1962
Anonymous radio officer 1961
Ian Stretton Walker 3rd mate 1961
Brian Graham 5th engineer 1962 to 1963
Richard Tomlinson deck apprentice 1962
Charles Stobbart 2nd steward 1962 to 1963
Chris Matthews 2nd engineer 1962 to 1965
Desmond Doyle master 1962 to 1963
John Pearce 5th engineer 1963 to 1964
Gerald W Brown extra 4th engineer 1963
David Else 2nd engineer 1963
John Watts 5th engineer 1963 to 1964
Geoff Walker 2nd cook 1963
Sheff Preston 2nd engineer 1963 to 1964
Raymond Jones radio officer 1963
Sheff Preston 3rd engineer 1963
Roger Williams apprentice engineer 1964 to 1965
Ian Scott apprentice engineer 1964 to 1965
Thomas Malcolm ... 3rd engineer 1964
David M Mitchell apprentice engineer 1964 to 1965
Terence Baker senior ordinary seaman 1964
Len Mazza 2nd steward 1964 to 1965
Antonie Tommy Koning able seaman 1964 to 1965
Cyril Hamill radio officer 1964
Peter Gilbertson assistant steward 1965 to 1966
Richard Howatson 2 deck apprentice 1965
Terry Hatton deck apprentice 1965 to 1966
Simon Reilly engineer cadet 1965 to 1966
Brian Patteron boy rating 1965 11 month trip
Russell Smith pantryboy 1965 to 1966
Alex Thomson junior engineer 1965
Terry Smart 3rd engineer 1965
Ken Tatlock catering boy 1966 to 1967
Gordon Stokes catering boy/galley boy 1966
John Pritchard catering boy/galley boy 1966 to 1967
John William Jackson junior ordinary seaman 1966 to 1967
Howard Fitzgerald 2nd cook and baker 1966
Allan Wild senior ordinary seaman 1966 to 1967
John Leonard Payne fireman/greaser 1966
Eric Freeman 5th engineer 1966 to 1967
Roy Lomas 3rd mate 1967 to 1968
Peter Brian Coxwell 3rd mate 1967 to 1968
David Shepherd catering boy 1968
Vic Hubbert 2nd mate 1968 to 1969
Bernard Sayer 5th engineer 1968 1st trip
Charles Stobbart chief steward 1968
Peter Allan catering boy 1968 to 1969
Chris Spencer 3rd mate 1968
Jack Byrne senior ordinary seaman 1968
Peter Allan cabin boy 1969
David Fryer chef kok 1969 to 1970
Roy Tubbs 5th engineer 1969 to 1970
Fred Cummings cook 1969 to 1970 chef cook
Rogerpalmer 4th engineer 1969
Michael F. Keenan 5th engineer 1970 to 1971
Hugh Smith deck cadet 1970
Hugh Cromie deck cadet 1970
Roger David Collins apprentice engineer 1970
Vincenzo Sannino catering boy 1971 to 1972
David Taylor engineer cadet 1971
John Howarth efficient deckhand 1971 to 1972
John D A Scallan deck cadet 1971 to 1972 1st trip
Peter M Morgan deck cadet 1971
Roy Humphreys 5th engineer 1971 to 1972
Billy Cruickshank deck boy 1972
Philip Longton ... 2nd engineer 1972
Geoff Donnelly 3rd mate 1972
Ken Wells chef kok 1972
John Moxley deck cadet 1972
Peter O'connor deck cadet 1972 to 1973 1st trip
David Brians catering boy 1972 to 1973
Bernard Sayer 3rd engineer 1972 to 1973
Jim Brown mess boy 1973 to 1974
Lawrence Lawson... 2nd engineer 1973
Michael Anderson 5th engineer 1973
Mike Smith engineer cadet 1973
Malcolm Mac Donald 4th engineer 1973
John Wlikinson-... 2nd steward 1974 to 1975
Ian Thornhill 3rd mate 1974 to 1975
Nigel Sharrock 5th engineer 1974
Paul Ayers efficient deckhand 1974 to 1975
Richard Williams 3rd mate 1974
David Neil Jones engineer cadet 1974
Stuart Jobson engineer cadet 1974
David Jones deck cadet 1974
Geoffirish engineer cadet 1974 My first trip as an apprentice, phase 2, joined in Williamstad and paid off in Sept Isles
John Howarth efficient deckhand 1974 to 1975
Christopher Hornby 2nd engineer 1974
Paul Kennedy able seaman 1974 to 1975
Jeff Smith chief steward 1974 to 1984
Mike Mcshane catering boy/galley boy 1974
Alan Campion 3rd engineer 1974
Brian Sanders engineer cadet 1975
Arthur Roy 2nd engineer 1977


Date Visitor Anecdote
12/12/2022 - 18:07 Flyfinn

Signed on this ship in May 1958 at Thames Haven 6 months trip USA coast Curacao and lake Maracaibo. My first trip at sea.

07/25/2017 - 15:00 George Brown

Hi this was my first trip to sea,november 1966 to January 1967 as a fireman greaser what an amazing experience changed my life forever.crew were great from all over the uk but great shipmates every one of them, I see my ld mate alan wild we had some laughs.i went on to sail in shell tankers for about ten years wish I could do it all over again.thanks for a brilliant website.

08/10/2013 - 22:27 Richard Tomlinson

On the 30th July 1962 we were proceeding down the Musi River in Sumatra, Indonesia where we had loaded a cargo of P.O.D. Wax. Unfortunately we ran aground just south of Pajung Island on the river bar. However after just two hours we were under way again bound for Singapore.

07/07/2012 - 04:08 John Howarth

Did 2 trips on this ship, once in 71 and again in 73 a real cement box. Great crew both times, took the ship to scrap in Tiawan. I think they melted it down to make a billion razor blades for gillette.

03/03/2012 - 17:20 Paul Ayers

Joined her in the Persian Gulf, never left the Gulf for 3 months the. n 6 weeks on the Indian Coast,a trip to RAF Gan in the Maldives,Finally taking her to scrap in Kaoshiung. What a trip, fantasic crowd, good feeder and good memories.

07/15/2011 - 11:06 John Lennon

hello to you not so young one,s i joined the ship in Ellesmere port 8 8 58 when we sailed to the west indies if i remember we got has far as Liverpool bay broke down & went back to port then change of plan much to our joy we went to Denmark where one or two of us settled in a cafe/ bar out of the snow ect missed the ferry back 7 spent the night in cabin of a fishing boat sobering very fast in the cold young and silly but agood trip happy days save sailing guys john

03/22/2011 - 20:51 John Pearce

It was my first trip at sea, found that no swearing was allowed! (The only ship that existed I reckon) Chris Matthews sent me to look for the Foo-Foo valve and I reckoned it was one of those 'bottle of sparks' that you get during your apprenticeships, not so the valve existed as a test valve when the ship was first built! Great experience had, with good shipmates, even the old chief engineer wasn't such a bad sort! Spent six years with Shell, then moved on to tramp steamers to see the world.

11/15/2010 - 15:17 David Fryer

I had had enough of the ship, she went to alaska I stayed ashore at Port of Spain.

06/08/2010 - 03:01 Ken Tatlock

This was my 1st trip,16years of age great crew, great captain, fantastic chief cook. only 1 film (goldfinger)my cabin was just above the prop, went through some really bad weather from Rotterdam to Curaso West indies,(Happy Valley Happy days) every seaman remembers there time in Happy valley loved every minute.also with me were 2 indie lads paul groden.&snowdon. after nearly45 years I can still smell the smell of oil from the Hadriania.

09/13/2009 - 03:05 Len Mazza



08/28/2009 - 15:59 Keith Brewster

joined her in Liverpool.Spent 7months on her I think Not my favourite shell Tanker As second steward in those days had to do the laundry as well,not the best job in the tropics.I believe uncle joe then decided to get rid of laundries

01/29/2009 - 10:30 Howard Fitzgerald

Eldest daughter (now 42!!) born 29th July 1966, the day before we docked in La Spezia, and England won the world cup.Skipper (Capt Charlton)insisted I drink half pint of rum to celebrate !! Thought we were coming home, but went out through Suez, and returned home in December.

01/29/2009 - 10:30 Howard Fitzgerald

Eldest daughter (now 42!!) born 29th July 1966, the day before we docked in La Spezia, and England won the world cup.Skipper (Capt Charlton)insisted I drink half pint of rum to celebrate !! Thought we were coming home, but went out through Suez, and returned home in December.