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Name: HELIX
Type: Tanker
Launched: 03/02/1931
Completed: 04/1931
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 576
Dimensions: 3007grt, 1630nrt, 305.0 x 50.1 x 19.2ft; (1947: 3385grt, 337.5ft)
Engines: 2 x OiI engines, 6cyl (18.2, 35.5ins), 380nhp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 9.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 162562
History:
04/1931 Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd, London
1934 Soc Anon Française des Pétroles Shell, Algiers
1938 NV Nederlandsche-Indische Tankstoomboot Mij, The Hague
1938 Renamed ARMILLA
1950 NV Nederlandsche-Indonesische Tankvaart Mij, The Hague
1956 NV Petroleum Mij “La Corona”, The Hague
1957 Shell Petroleum Co Ltd, London
09/1957 Broken up
Comments: 1947: New fore body built by JL Thompson & Co Ltd, Sunderland
1947: Fore body replaced by Greenwells at Sunderland
New fore body required due to heavy corrosion from benzene cargoes
18/09/1957: Arrived at Hong Kong for breaking up by Mollers


Above photo as HELIX is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo showing the new fore body is courtesy of Sarah Stoner

Above photo showing the old aft body is courtesy of Sarah Stoner

Above photo showing the joining is courtesy of Sarah Stoner

Above photo showing the joining is courtesy of Sarah Stoner

Above photo as ARMILLA courtesy of Photoship