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peter sommerville
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Shell Tankers

Post by peter sommerville » Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:47 am

Most of my Shell postcards are prior the the reversal of the funnel colours in the mid 60's - I remember seeing my first red shell funnel at the Isle of Grain and thought I was seeing things. - I preferred the yellow with the red shell, but they have now gone the full circle and returned to a plain yellow funnel - no tanker company wants to display their logos now in case of marine incidents, which all started with the Exxon Valdez and of course right up to date with the BP incident the US Gulf.
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Re: Shell Tankers

Post by Deepol » Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:05 pm

The Green Goddesses(???) SEPIA from a Cadet brochure and cutaway of SERENIA from a Boys' Own Paper of 1961.
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Re: Shell Tankers

Post by Magoonigal » Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:23 pm

Were the two big ones not SERENIA and SOLEN??

Vickers built the Serenia in 1961 and Swans built the Solen.

Tyne and Wear Museum's have a VERY big model of one of them. Not sure if its on display or in the Basement.
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Re: Shell Tankers

Post by Deepol » Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:36 pm

SEPIA, SERENIA and SOLEN with two similar French registered ones. SEPIA came from Laird's at Birkenhead, SERENIA from Vickers and SOLEN from Swan's. Would like to see the model!! Possibly the tank model if it's really big like the 3 Queens models in Glasgow.
Couple of shots of SOLEN attached.
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Laid up in Kames Bay in 1975.
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Launch at Wallsend on 30th June 1961
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Re: Shell Tankers

Post by peter sommerville » Mon Aug 23, 2010 2:57 pm

Light green hull - not a great idea for a tanker, I think they were painted blackpretty soon

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Re: Shell Tankers

Post by Magoonigal » Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:48 pm

Ahh that explains it, was looking in the wrong fleetlist!!

SEPIA was owned by 'Maats. tot Financiering Van Bedrijfspanden NV'

and operated by Shell Tankers NV, The Hague.

We discovered the Model on a WSS trip to the Basement of Blandford House.
I cannot remember if they have subsequently put her on display.
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Re: Shell Tankers

Post by Deepol » Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:34 am

BELLAMYA the big one; 553000dwt built at St Nazaire in 1976. Scrapped in Korea 20 years later. She had a sister BATILLUS. Saw one of them in Biscay in the late 70s. She was light but even with that was too far away for a decent shot even with a telephoto.
Something a little smaller, ARIANTA built at North Sands by JL Thompson in 1959 coming in at just over 19000dwt.
She lasted all her days with Shell and was scrapped in 1978 at Kaohsiung.
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