Completed 1955 as "HAMINEA" for STUK. 19-11-1972 arrived Whampoa for scrap.

IMO number
Call sign
Construction number
19.349 ton
Length overall
Year of construction
Year of renaming/broken up
Service for Shell
1955 to 1972
Flag state
Home port



Name Job Period Details
Robin Wilkins assistant steward 1955
Donald Armstrong 3rd mate 1955 to 1956
Ian Kenworthy deck apprentice 1957 to 1958
Michael Stanley... galley boy 1957 to 1958 galley boy
Dick Spearman 3rd engineer 1958 to 1959
Alan Mason 5th engineer, 4th engineer 1959 to 1960
Arthur Stanley Wall able seaman 1959 to 1960
Bill Grant 2nd mate 1960
Stewart Mccormick deck apprentice 1960 to 1961
Eric Phillips chief officer 1960 to 1961
Donald Travis deck apprentice 1960
Stan Riley 5th engineer 1960
Stewart Mccormick deck apprentice 1961 to 1962
Peter Pearson deck apprentice 1961 to 1962 1st trip, joined in Immingham, paid off seriously ill in Banias a year later. Flew home from Beruit after 3 weeks in hospital in Latakia,
Marnoch S. Thomson 2nd engineer 1961 to 1962
Ad. Straight deck apprentice 1961 to 1962
Roland Mackenzi... deck apprentice 1961
Bill Saint chief officer 1962 to 1963
Anthony Terry W... chief and ships cook 1963 to 1964
David C. Richmond 4th engineer 1963
Gordon Gill deck apprentice 1963
Jimmy Hart able seaman 1963
Bernard Jones fireman/watertender 1963
Alan Jones 1 senior ordinary seaman 1963 to 1964
Paul Martin apprentice 1964 to 1965
Christopher Ste... deck apprentice 1964 to 1965
Marnoch S. Thomson chief engineer 1964 to 1965
Stephen Hawes radio officer 1964
Simon Reilly engineer cadet 1964
Les Albrow deck apprentice 1964 3rd ship. Transferred from Plagiola to Haminea in Curacao with other apprentices and sailed to Thameshaven via Rotterdam to be paid off.
Dave Howden 3rd mate 1964 to 1965
Sandy Steel radio officer 1964 to 1966
Norman Woodhouse deck apprentice 1964
Thomas Malcolm ... 3rd engineer 1965 to 1966
Tony Stevens 4th engineer 1965
Robin Ritchie 4th engineer 1965 to 1966
Anthony Terry W... chief and ships cook 1965 to 1966
Dave Hone steward 1966
John Humble 5th engineer 1966
Peter Brian Coxwell 3rd mate 1966 to 1967
Brian E. Foster deck apprentice 1966
Neville Lawrence 1 radio officer 1966
Tony Stevens 4th engineer 1966
Roger Jarvis junior ordinary seaman 1966
Barry Moss 4th engineer 1966 to 1967
Ron Miller deck apprentice 1966 to 1967
Iain Moffatt chief engineer 1967
Robert William Davis ordinary seaman 1967
Raymond John Wo... fireman/greaser 1967 to 1968
Fergus O'hehir efficient deckhand 1967 to 1975
Douglas Stephens 4th engineer 1967
Larry Burton pumpman 1967 to 1968
David Wilson 2nd steward 1967 to 1968 First Shell tanker start of 21 wonderful years
Mick Thomas f.w.t. 1967
Terry Savage able seaman 1968
John Langford 2nd steward 1968
Alistair Montgomery 2nd 1968
Innes Mcpherson senior ordinary seaman 1968
Dennis Auton jos-sos 1968
Alistair Montgomery extra chief engineer 1968
Derek William C... deck apprentice 1968
Bob Harvey crew messman 1968 to 1969 waiter in officer's mess
Charles Stobbart chief steward 1968 to 1969
Bill Weetman efficient deckhand 1969 to 1970
Roy Barker 2nd steward 1969 to 1970
Gordon Kent 2nd mate 1969 to 1970
Kenneth Shewan deck apprentice 1969
Thomas Ogle able seaman 1969 to 1970
Peter Gould engineer cadet 1970
Robert Jakeman junior ordinary seaman 1970 to 1971
Steve Frost 4th engineer 1970
Brian Lavender radio officer 1970 to 1971
Vincenzo Sannino catering boy 1971
Bob Hossack 5th engineer 1971
Raymond Laws 2nd cook and baker 1971
John Jack Raine 4th engineer 1972


Date Visitor Anecdote
07/17/2011 - 10:59 Robert Jakeman

I remember a night out in Smugglers Bar Durban with an AB called Phil from Belfast and ended up in jail the next day. That was early 1971.

12/17/2009 - 19:54 Ian Kenworthy

I remember in 1958, I think it was, I was a deck apprentice on the Haminea, my second ship. We were outward bound for Curacao and encountered hurricane "Carrie" south west of the Azores. That was the storm in which the barque Pamir foundered with dozens of German youngsters on board on a tall ships adventure. All on board were lost. We were 50 miles away and picked up the SOS. We could do nothing.The storm was so severe we could barely maintain steerage way let alone alter course to make a rescue. I recall 60ft waves breaking over the monkey island and we lost yards of rail from the foredeck simply torn away. I remember being both scared and fascinated at the same time. I still think of all those youngsters lost. They would be a similar age to me (now approaching my 70th birthday). A night to remember or perhaps a night to forget depending upon your point of view. Haminea was a good ship.