Can anybody help?

14th November 2005, 09:03
Hello there. I'm new to the site and really glad that I've found such a valuable resource.

I'm hoping that some of you may be able to help me out in finding some photos. I have never worked at sea myself, but my father was an engineer for Shell Tankers between 1963 and 1971. Even today, he still misses life at sea (he returned to land when he found out that I was to be born), although he is rapidly approaching his 65th birthday. For a surprise, I want to be able to put together a photo album covering his life at sea, in particular showing the ships he worked on. I would be very grateful if any of you would have any high quality digital (for printing rather than thumbnails) photos of the following ships that you would not mind sharing with me:

Hinea (1964 - 5th Engineer)
Partula (1965 - 5th Engineer)
Horomya (1965 - 5th Engineer)
Hanetia (1968 - 5th Engineer)
Hemitrochus (1968 - 4th Engineer)
Methane Princess (1969 - 4th Engineer)
Drupa (1970 - 3rd Engineer)

If any of you can be any help, then please either post in reply to this thread, or you can e-mail me on ********

Thank you in advance for your help.

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14th November 2005, 09:23
Ahoy rudesing,
First of all:
Welcome aboard, enjoy yourself on this fine ship and her crew, as we do; looking forward to your postings

You can try this link, and ask for HR pictures, but you have to be tolerant on his answer, it will take some time.
But I think all ships are there.

14th November 2005, 11:38
Many thanks. I hope that they will be able to help. Once I manage to pull this surprise together, then I'll also make sure that my father registers on this website, as from looking through some of the forums, it appears that there are certainly some other contributors who may well have been on board these ships at the same time as him.

14th November 2005, 14:54
Welcome to the site rudesing.Enjoy all it has to offer. Try the merchant navy site they have some shell photos

14th November 2005, 21:49
welcome rudesing I wish you well with your worthy quest for your father, when he does join he should enjoy himself here amongst other old salts.

14th November 2005, 22:27

The Hinea: (

The Partula: (

15th November 2005, 09:52
Well done Ruud, You are a good help to everyone.
Cheers Peter (Applause)

15th November 2005, 10:46
Ahoy Peter,

I didn't realized, that I had that Shell Cd-r, so why not helping each other?
But thanks anyway for the compliments.
The Drupa: ( ( (

16th November 2005, 08:57
Thanks to all of you that have pointed me in the right direction, and / or provided some photos. I've got a great collection to choose from now, and I'm sure my dad will be delighted. I'll certainly point him in the direction of these forums.

16th November 2005, 09:20
Ahoy rudesing,

You are welcome, here a few more to come: ( ( ( (