Adda & Apapa

michael ormian
16th February 2006, 14:54
ruud has just told me that the ADDA and APAPA were Elder Dempster ships. My father was a musician on these ships between the wars. Ruud has kindly provided postcard pictures of both ships, together with some history. Is anybody out there sitting on any pictures of public rooms etc?

16th February 2006, 15:03
Go to my gallery. Page 3. Pics of Adda,Apapa. Accra. Aba. Abosso.

25th March 2007, 15:37
MV Accra This vessel had 2 diesels 4 cyl; 2s csa built by Vickers Armstrong at Barrow who also built the ship. Did VA build these diesels under licence from one of the well known diesel companies, eg B&W, Sulzer,Doxford as I have not heard of a VA diesel.

26th March 2007, 00:07
Accra and Apapa had 2 x 4cyl Doxfords built by Vickers.
Aureol was built by Alexander Stephens and had similar engines also by the builder.

For Michael Ormian, I have some photos of public rooms which I will scan over the next couple of days.


26th March 2007, 16:42
Many thanks Derek , another query solved.

26th March 2007, 21:44
Michael Ormian.

Some of Accra's public rooms now in my gallery, Apapa identical. Sorry I can't help with interior pics of Adda