M.V.APAPA Elder Dempster

2nd March 2010, 22:27
Greetings . As an ex Blue Funnel/Elder Dempster Engineer Im sure this will be an interesting site to join.I did the last trip on Apapa.Anyone out there who also sailed in her?

2nd March 2010, 22:57
Welcome aboard from the Philippines. Enjoy all this great site has to offer

3rd March 2010, 11:54
Greetings Apapa and welcome to SN.Plenty of ex BF and ED lads on board. Bon voyage.

K urgess
3rd March 2010, 11:57
Welcome aboard from East Yorkshire.
Find your way around and get to know the crew.
Have a good voyage.

Allan James
3rd March 2010, 14:15
Memories of a lovely ship, can remember her in Liverpool, think my father was old man on her for a while. I can certainly remember Jim Hutchinson as old man.

She and her sister ship Accra, had some of the tallest masts I can remember on a ship with engines!....don't know why, anyone out there any ideas??

3rd March 2010, 15:42
Sailed on her twice. Was JOS on her for one trip in June 1955 then did a double trip on her as AB Feb.-Mar.1959. Great ship-good times.

Peter Trodden
3rd March 2010, 17:17
Played football for the Apapa in Lagos,against Costains and the Railway. I done 3 trips S.O.S,15/4/57-12/8/57. Alf Jones,Bosun,Pat Morris,Chippy, they ran the football team (and everthing else) I only left to go for Lifeboat and E.D.H. ticket. Later,done a Xmas trip on the Aureol 1959. Later still, Oti.1964and Sherbro 1965. I enjoyed my time down the coast. Regards.

3rd March 2010, 19:02
Wecolme Not her but i sailed on the ACCRA in the early 60s Bob

nick olass
3rd March 2010, 23:44
We had a lodger, a cornishman (I think) named Ernie Longworth, fairly certain he sailed on both APAPA and ACCRA in the 50s, anyone know him?

bert thompson
4th March 2010, 20:30
Welcome to this great site
Best wishes

Donald McGhee
6th March 2010, 00:05
I sailed home on the Apapa several times from Lagos when I was a little boy. My Dad was harbour Master in Port Harcourt and held various positions in the Nigerian Marine back in the 50's. We used to come home on either the aureole or the Apapa twice a year to spend his leave with family in Glasgow.

He also was 3rd mate on Apapa and also seved as 2 and 3 mate on Elder dempster ships during WW2, namely the Adda, Accra and Dixcove.

The ships were very child friendly then with folk to look after us rug rats.