Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      HELICINA
Arrived:c21 November 1957
Departed:11 April 1962
Career:Left the river 11 April 1962 in tow of TRADESMAN and SEAMAN. Broken up 20 Apr 1962 at Blyth.
For details of this and other Shell or Eagle Oil tankers, see www.helderline.nl.
Oyster Company ledger first payment 6 wks 2 days compensation 4 January 1958 to W. Fieldgate & Son. Last payment 1 week 4 days on 11 April 1962.
Tonnage:12,167 gross
Built:1946
Type:Tanker
Owner:Anglo Saxon Petroleum Co. Ltd.
Official No:180983
ID1180983

HELICINA, one of a pair of fast tankers owned by Anglo Saxon Petroleum Company (Shell tankers). Built 1946 and scrapped after she left the River Blackwater in April 1962. Date: 1959.

Above:  HELICINA, one of a pair of fast tankers owned by Anglo Saxon Petroleum Company (Shell tankers). Built 1946 and scrapped after she left the River Blackwater in April 1962. Date: 1959.
Source: Mersea Museum / Ian Clarke Collection

Shell tankers laid up in the River Blackwater. HELICINA on the left, HYALINA on the right. Date: 1959.

Above:  Shell tankers laid up in the River Blackwater. HELICINA on the left, HYALINA on the right. Date: 1959.
Source: Mersea Museum / David Boddington Collection


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