SHELL TANKER ALINDA1964 ex SAN ERNESTO1959

ruud
16th February 2007, 16:18
Ahoy,
Name:Alinda
Ex name[s] San Ernesto [1959-1965 Eagle Oil]
IMO: 5309657
Built: 1959
Discarded in 1983
Status:Scrapped
Class:A
GT:12,301
DWT:18,317
559'0" x 69'5" x 29'10"
Eng:2 steam turbines DR geared to sc.shaft
Yard:Smiths Dock Co. Ltd.[1254]
Cargo:Crude and white oil products
Flag:Great Britain
Call/Flag sign:GBZU

stevecz
16th February 2007, 19:00
Here she is in Oslo, and Hamerfest, Norway, 1971. Nice ship, but cold, very cold. We used to recirculate the condenser cooling water to warm it up. We wore coats in the engine room and nobody stood under the vent fans.

ruud
16th February 2007, 19:18
Ahoy Steve,
Yep, seen those engineers doing that before, wearing coats, in that very strong winter 1962-1963[Baltic sea], it was really cold, high noon temps of -30*.Indeed a good looking vessel,thanks for sharing these.

Jim MacIntyre
19th February 2007, 23:57
Hello Ruud
According to my info there were nine 18,000 DWT Eagle Oil tankers transferred to Shell. Some were of the 'H' class design, and some like the 'San Ernesto' were of the 'A' class.
From what I can gather with my limited research the Eagle tankers were -
Edmundo/Emiliano/Ernesto/Fabian/Felipe/Fernando/Florentino/Fortunato and Patricio. I have eliminated the Emiliano/Fernando and Florentino as 'H' class and was wondering if you had info on the others.
Cheers
Jim Mac

stevecz
20th February 2007, 01:53
Jim,
Here's a list I have, but I'm still working on it.
Steve

A Class

San Ernesto, (1959-1964 for Eagle Oil Transport Company Ltd), transferred to (1964-1983 to Shell Tankers UK, renamed Alinda). Scrapped 27/07/1983, Gadani Beach, Pakistan.

H Class

San Edmundo, (1958-1964 for Eagle Oil Transport Company Ltd), transferred to (1964-1973 to Shell Tankers UK, renamed Humilaria). New engine in 1966, after H.P. Turbine failed, killing 4th Engineer. Sold (1973-1984 to Cia Nav Orator, Greece and renamed Dynamic Sailor). Scrapped in 07/02/1984, Gadani Beach, Karachi.

San Emiliano, (1959-1965 for Eagle Oil Transport Company Ltd), transferred to (1965-1977 to Shell Tankers UK, renamed Hemitrochus). Scrapped in 02/10/1977, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

San Fabian (2), (1956-1965 for Eagle Oil), transferred (1965-1975 for Shell Tankers UK, renamed Hastula (1)). Scrapped 26/10/1975, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

San Felipe, (1956-1965 Eagle Oil), transferred (1965-1976 for Shell Tankers UK, renamed Holospira). Scrapped 11/09/1976, Inchon, Korea.

San Fernando, (1953-1965 for Eagle Oil Transport Company Ltd), transferred (1965-1975 to Shell Tankers UK, renamed Hemicardium). Scrapped 02/05/1975, Pusan, Korea.

San Florentino, (1953-1965 for Eagle Oil Transport Company Ltd), transferred (1965-1970 to Shell Tankers UK, renamed Hemidonax (2)). Scrapped 07/07/1970, , Briton Ferry, Glamorgan, Wales.

San Fortunato, (1953-1959 for Eagle Oil Transport Company Ltd), transferred (1959-1977 to Shell Tankers UK, renamed Hemimactra). Scrapped 10/02/1977, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

O Class
San Delfino (2), Built as San Delfino (2), launched as Oscilla (2)). Transferred from Eagle Oil before launching, (1962-1969 for Shell Tankers UK). Sold (1969-1975 to Allamanda Ltd. Hamilton Bermuda, renamed Burland). Scrapped 11/09/1975, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.


San Demetrio (2), Built as San Demetrio (2), launched as Otina (2). Transferred from Eagle Oil before launching, (1962-1967 for Shell Tankers UK). Sold (1967- to , ). Scrapped 12/09/1975, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.


V Class

San Calisto (2), (1959-1965 for Eagle Oil Transport Company Ltd), transferred (1965-1975 to Shell Tankers UK, renamed Vermetus). Scrapped 09/05/1975, Masan, Korea.

San Casimiro (2) (1962 Laid down for Eagle Oil), Transferred (1962-1970 to Shell Tankers UK, renamed Voluta), (1970-1989 to Shell Compania Argentina de Petroleo SA, renamed Estrella Patagonica). Sold (1989-1989, renamed Estrel). Scrapped 01/07/1989, Anang, India.

San Conrado (2), (1960-1965 Eagle Oil Transport Company Ltd), transferred (1965-1975 to Shell Tankers UK, renamed Valvata). Scrapped 12/04/1975, Bilbao, Spain.

San Gaspar (2), (1959-1964 for Eagle Oil Transport Company Ltd), transferred (1964-1975 to Shell Tankers UK, renamed Vertagus). Scrapped 01/10/1975, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

San Gerardo, (1958-1964 for Eagle Oil Transport Company Ltd), transferred (1964-1975 to Shell Tankers UK, renamed Verconella). Scrapped 15/11/1975, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

San Gregorio, (1957-1965 for Eagle Oil Transport Company Ltd), transferred (1965-1975 to Shell Tankers UK, renamed Vitta).

Argentina

San Patricio (2), (1955-1960 for Eagle Oil Transport Company Ltd), transferred (1960-1972 to Estrella Marítima S.A. of Navigation and Commerce, Argentina, renamed Pecten (2) in 1965). Transferred (1972-19xx to Shell Compania Argentina de Petroleo SA). Sold (19xx-1986 to Astra S.A., Argentina). Scrapped 1986, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.



Transferred 1936/37
San Tirso, (1913-1937 for Eagle Oil Transport Company Ltd), transferred (1937-1947 to Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co. Ltd., London, as a depot ship in the Gareloch, but refitted during the war and put back in service. 1945, renamed Kelliella), (1947-1953 to Shell Co. of Gibraltar, as a hulk at Gibraltar). Sold 1953 to British Iron & Steel Corporation, and scrapped 31/07/1953, Troon, Scotland.

San Valerio, (1913-1936 for Eagle Oil Transport Company Ltd, London.). Transferred, (1936-1963 to Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co. Ltd., London, as a depot ship at Dakar and later in the Gareloch, but refitted during the war and put back in service. 1946, renamed Kuphus). Scrapped 30/05/1953, Sunderland, England.

San Zeferino, (1914-1937 for Eagle Oil Transport Company Ltd). Damaged 18/09/1915 by mine, 2 Nm NNW South Goodwin Light Vessel. On passage from Puerto Mexico to Sheerness, loaded with Fuel-oil, beached, refloated and repaired. 2 lost. Damaged 26/09/1917 by Submarine, at position 51°52'N, 06°25'W. On passage from Avonmouth to Tampico in ballast, towed to Milford Haven and repaired. 3 lost. Transferred (1937-1951 to Shell Co Gibraltar, renamed Katelysia (1) in 1946). Scrapped 02/05/1951 Blyth, Northumberland, England.

San Camilo, (1927-1936 Eagle Oil Transport Company Ltd), (1936-1954 for C.S.M.), renamed Susana). Scrapped 10/08/1954, Ghent, Belgium.

Jim MacIntyre
20th February 2007, 05:05
Stevecz
Thanks Steve - just spent some time at Helderline and discovered the 'Alinda' was the only one of the 'A' class. By the way in all your research you haven't come across anyone who has access to plans of the 'A' class ships of the 1959 vintage or the 'N' class of the early 1940's ??
Unfortunately trying to deal with National Maritime Museum/Tyne and Wear Archives/Glasgow University Archives on a long distance basis is heavy going.
Cheers
Jim Mac

Franrob
8th June 2007, 15:55
I would like to contact people who were on these ships
San Fortunato 30th December 1958 to the 24th March 1959
San Wilfrido 14th April 1959 – 25th May 1959
San Eliseo 24th June 1959 to 23rd December 1959
San Gaspar 29th April 1960 – 8th June 1960 and 9th June 1960
to 30th September 1960

I wondered if anyone here could help.

Frances.robinson@btinternet.com

Jim MacIntyre
15th June 2007, 19:38
Franrob
Have you checked in helderline.com there are a few names attached to a couple of the ships you mention
Cheers
Jim MacIntyre

Peter4447
15th June 2007, 19:47
Turnbull Scott also had one the A class 'Stonegate' I believe, which was on charter to Shell.

Peter4447

mclean
16th June 2007, 02:46
Franrob
Have you checked in helderline.com there are a few names attached to a couple of the ships you mention
Cheers
Jim MacIntyre

Jim, for what it is worth, I believe fran is a lawyer attempting to dig up information for what I don,t know. Colin

Jim MacIntyre
17th June 2007, 02:40
Thanks Colin
I certainly hope anything relevant has been time-barred by now.
Cheers
Jim

gdynia
17th June 2007, 09:45
I would like to contact people who were on these ships
San Fortunato 30th December 1958 to the 24th March 1959
San Wilfrido 14th April 1959 – 25th May 1959
San Eliseo 24th June 1959 to 23rd December 1959
San Gaspar 29th April 1960 – 8th June 1960 and 9th June 1960
to 30th September 1960

I wondered if anyone here could help.

Frances.robinson@btinternet.com

Franrob

I have noticed you have only posted twice on site since joining and both concerning fellow mariners who have sailed with two different oil companies. Could you declare your interest on these postings is it for finding old ship mates or more on the legal side.

Franrob
26th June 2007, 15:12
I'm sorry I've only just seen the questions addressed to me. My job is internet researcher. Sometimes I am asked to help people who have worked for shipping companies who are searching out old shipmates. Sometimes it is for legal proceedings they are contemplating. They are usually suffering from asbestos related injury. Is this not permitted on these boards?

Tom Priestnall
6th February 2013, 23:35
Anyone sail on her when she caught fire in Hamburg?. I was made up to 5E on her.

robtom
25th March 2013, 21:18
Ahoy,
Name:Alinda
Ex name[s] San Ernesto [1959-1965 Eagle Oil]
IMO: 5309657
Built: 1959
Discarded in 1983
Status:Scrapped
Class:A
GT:12,301
DWT:18,317
559'0" x 69'5" x 29'10"
Eng:2 steam turbines DR geared to sc.shaft
Yard:Smiths Dock Co. Ltd.[1254]
Cargo:Crude and white oil products
Flag:Great Britain
Call/Flag sign:GBZU
Hi ruud,Iwas on the s.t.s.San Ernesto from 18th May 1961 to10th July 1962 also on the s.t.s San Fernando 26th May 1964 to 03rd February 1965 She was the last ex eagle oil ship to have the eagle still on the funnel shell decided to wait till we returned to the UK for dry dock.To replace it with the shell on the funnel. we all paid of in dry dock.Met the captain 3 years later who told me he had the eagles off the funnel for gates to his drive way regards BOB THOMAS 41 years with shell tankers from cat/boy to cook/stwd then chief steward.

tom roberts
25th March 2013, 21:53
Can anyone from Eagle Oil tankers help me.A deck boy on one of this companys ships was killed on his first trip he was an ex Inde lad,his name was Dickenson this was around April 1954,I believe the ship was in the Caribean at the time.

LucyKnight
13th June 2013, 15:09
Anyone sail on her when she caught fire in Hamburg?. I was made up to 5E on her.

Fm Lucy Knight (ex Shell R/O)
I wasn't on the Alinda when she caught fire, but l joined at the end of her dry dock where she had been for 3 months near Athens (1976) being repaired. I think she was laid up for a month in Germany before that. All l the aft accomodation had been destroyed and repaired and the radio room midships had been used as the engineers changing room. The c/e was none too pleased when l took it over amending the ALRS and trying to clean it up. He told me it was the engineers changing room and l should be out sunbathing on the bridge. None of the gear had been switched on for months and their was no power available untill the sea trials in evening in the dark and it turned out to be only two phases reaching the radio room and bridge so the radars wouln't switch from standby to on.

Several of the officers had been there when the fire broke out. Bruce the purser, the chief officer. I think his name was Wilson. Both of the 4/es. I expect you know about the Shell Helemund site. The is a list of some of the people who sailed on the Alinda and l recognized the name of the 3/E l paid off with in Panama. I can't remember if he had been on when the fire broke out.

Tom Priestnall
14th June 2013, 18:01
'Shell Helemund site' - no, haven't heard of it and can't find it by 'Googling'. Do you have the full address, or a link, please?.

loylobby
15th June 2013, 10:03
'Shell Helemund site' - no, haven't heard of it and can't find it by 'Googling'. Do you have the full address, or a link, please?.

Is this what you are looking for? Well worth a look

http://www.helderline.nl/

LucyKnight
15th June 2013, 15:28
Fm Lucy Knight
Sorry I mean't Shell Helderline not Shell Hellemund

Fm Lucy Knight (ex Shell R/O)
I wasn't on the Alinda when she caught fire, but l joined at the end of her dry dock where she had been for 3 months near Athens (1976) being repaired. I think she was laid up for a month in Germany before that. All l the aft accomodation had been destroyed and repaired and the radio room midships had been used as the engineers changing room. The c/e was none too pleased when l took it over amending the ALRS and trying to clean it up. He told me it was the engineers changing room and l should be out sunbathing on the bridge. None of the gear had been switched on for months and their was no power available untill the sea trials in evening in the dark and it turned out to be only two phases reaching the radio room and bridge so the radars wouln't switch from standby to on.

Several of the officers had been there when the fire broke out. Bruce the purser, the chief officer. I think his name was Wilson. Both of the 4/es. I expect you know about the Shell Helemund site. The is a list of some of the people who sailed on the Alinda and l recognized the name of the 3/E l paid off with in Panama. I can't remember if he had been on when the fire broke out.

charliepridham
7th August 2013, 23:49
Anyone sail on her when she caught fire in Hamburg?. I was made up to 5E on her.

I was part of the small team sent out to tank clean her prior to her repair docking, unfortunately I was looking for just a few days sea time prior to returning to college, capt wouldn't issue a watchkeeping certificate so I was transferred across to the Naticina after about a week.

A horrible business, my first job was to go through the aft crew cabins looking for irriplaceable stuff like passports photos etc, I found a surprising amount in drawers completely undamaged

David Beeston
23rd April 2014, 19:28
Charlie....long time since we last met & I only live just down the road from you!
I was 2/Eng on Alinda before, during & in Hamburg for the six weeks following the fire in Feb 1976....long time since we last sailed together on the Naticina....another fine ship but marred by a different incident this time in Lyme Bay with the Berge Duke. The Chief on Alinda was of course Coineach MacLeod from Lewis; the Old Man Albert Mario Tennant out of Dublin; Harry Tate was ? Parsons out of the Mersey later to become a Manchester Ship canal Pilot & who I believe may have contributed one of the photos of Alinda in the Gallery ? It certainly was a testing time.

LucyKnight
25th April 2014, 17:31
Charlie....long time since we last met & I only live just down the road from you!
I was 2/Eng on Alinda before, during & in Hamburg for the six weeks following the fire in Feb 1976....long time since we last sailed together on the Naticina....another fine ship but marred by a different incident this time in Lyme Bay with the Berge Duke. The Chief on Alinda was of course Coineach MacLeod from Lewis; the Old Man Albert Mario Tennant out of Dublin; Harry Tate was ? Parsons out of the Mersey later to become a Manchester Ship canal Pilot & who I believe may have contributed one of the photos of Alinda in the Gallery ? It certainly was a testing time.

The chief steward who was on at the time of the fire (and lost his chief cook) was called Bruce (think his surname may have been Wyatt) He was also there in Scaramanga and sailed when the ship finished the 3 month drydock having had the aft accomodation rebuilt. I think his surname may have been Wyatt. The chief officer then who I had been on in Hamburg was there. There were several who had returned to the ship and sailed on her next trip who had been on her in Hamburg and then new ones like myself and 3/E B.Sayers, 2/O Alex who joined near the end of drydock. 3/O had just taken his 2nd mates in Plymouth. Think one of the 4/E was called Hugh who may have been on in Hamburg. The same chief eng you mentioned was on her when I joined at the end of dry dock and sailed on the next trip. He didn't like woman at sea and made my life hell.