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Shell Tanker Drupa
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No: 755   Contributor: Kees Helder   Year: 1966   Manufacturer: Deutsche Werfft A.G, Hamburg, Germany   Country: Germany
Shell Tanker Drupa

ss.Drupa, Imo 6519314, 71.917 ton, built in 1966 by Deutsche Werfft A.G.
Hamburg Duitsland, buildingnumber 780, for Shell Tankers U.K. In 1993 demolished at Alang.
Sister vessels, buildingnumber 781 "Darina" and 811 "Diala".
Picture added on 28 December 2006
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1978 and the shell drupa was running as a shuttle tanker from the brent spar in the north sea.

Added by John Byron on 03 July 2007.
This was one of my favourite ships having sailed on it on numerouse occasions as a Cheif Cook and laterly as a Catering Officer this was when it was a lightening vessel - with a black hull.

Added by David Nesom on 27 October 2007.
I was on it in 1975/6 running teesport to the ekofisk oilfield off norway...great times

Added by Jim Brown on 20 October 2010.
i was on that ship on 27/10/66 to 7/7/67. I was a grade 1 seaqman.

Added by Lee Sheung Hung on 22 July 2011.
I was on it as a "fiver" in 75. We did the initial test from Ekofisk to Norway using the SBM

Added by Ray Miles on 31 August 2014.
Thanks to the site , I now remember well that ship ( and his sister ship Darina too )when she went several times to Le Verdon France harbour . I was in a previous life in charge of mooring and pipes connections there ...as said above, great times...

Added by Bernard Villeneuve on 25 August 2015.
I was Fourth Engineer on Drupy-Draws in 69/70. Anybody remember 'Radio Geronimo' at midnight.

Best ship I ever sailed on.

Added by John Warman on 04 January 2016.
I was on the drupa when it grounded in stavanger Feb 76 and sent out the 'help" message to cullercoats radio on 500khz (morse) we all slept on it with a massive list that night and booze was free! Remember seeing the ship bend like a banana as it took off the bulbous bow and 1-6 starboard and seconds later saw all the oil spew out!

Added by Phil MacIver on 28 February 2017.
I sailed as my first trip 5th Engineer on the Drupa in 1977 making several trips to the Brent Spar and often lightening the French B boats in Lyme Regis bay.

Added by Keith Hancock on 07 October 2017.
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