Niger - Africa - Sapele Palm

20th November 2005, 11:15
Here is another search on the fate of some of the older Palm Line vessels:

Niger Palm (ex Nigerian, sold 1996 as Triaina)
Africa Palm (sold 1972 as Savoydean)
Sapele Palm (sold 1966 as Capetan Georgis)

Looking forward for your answers!

26th November 2005, 15:56
Hope this helps:
Niger Palm - went to Far Eastern breakers in 1968
Africa Palm - Caught fire at Calcutta (24.7.75) whilst on voyage from Chittagong to Africa.
Sapele Palm - In March 1970 left Piraeus to be broken up in Istanbul

26th November 2005, 20:36
I recall on the "Ikeja Palm' a notice posted warning ship crews of the dangers of taking the locals canoes from the ship to shore in Saplele as the locals would try to extract more cash or whatever on the return trip from some poor sod that had a few to many tipples.
The odd time dumping the person over the side after taking whatever was left in his pocket.
This notice also had listed sailors names, ships they were on & country of origin & date of drowning.
Anyone recall seeing this!!!
I'm interested to find out if this list would be available on the web.

5th December 2008, 21:39
Hey, interesting facts about the Sapele Palm!
My father was sailing the ship in the 1960s.
May I ask from which source you know that it was broken up in Istanbul in 1970?

K urgess
5th December 2008, 21:41
Welcome aboard, Steuermann.
Try Miramar
Find your way around our ship and enjoy the voyage.

5th December 2008, 21:49

A warm welcome to the site from the Isle of Anglesey!
I hope you thoroughly enjoy your time on SN and get many happy hours entertainment from your membership. (Thumb)

There are quite a few ex-Palm Line members so I suspect that they will be able to give you more details of your father's ship.
In the meantime, details of Sapele Palm from Miramar Ship Index are here ( (==D)

6th December 2008, 14:22
Greetings Steuermann and welcome to SN. Bon voyage.

14th December 2008, 16:01
Many thanks for the whises, I will instantly try the source. I already found some information on wikipedia but not very much.
Thanks again!