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Apapa
Location  

Place Name : off E. coast of Anglesey

Lat / Long : 53 ° 27 ' 0 '' - - 4 ° 24' 0'' - System used to obtain Long / Lat : unknown
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History
Sunk : Nov 1940 Cause : German torpedo Date Found :
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Postition
Orientation : unknown Lying : unknown Condition : Unknown
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Wreck Owner
Owner : Sold by WRIO to Ed Hutter. Later sold to the current owner Major George Rose, on 15th March 1984
Access : -
War Grave : Unknown Protected : Unknown
Restrictions : unknown
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I am seeking information about this ship\'s history and its present location, diving details, etc. Please can anybody help.

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Supplementary Imformation
Added by:
PamJoy
Posted on : December 22, 2012
I am also looking for Photos of surviving crew Guy Watts from England ,my Husband's cousin Thanks PamJoy.

Added by:
Alan_M
Posted on : June 5, 2012
My great uncle, Robert Mitchell, was killed during the sinking of the Apapa in 1940. I have the letter of condolence sent to my great aunt from the Elder Demster Lines and another from Buckingham Palace. I also have his war medals. I am looking for any pictures of the crew and any additional information about the ship's route and cargo

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Susie
Posted on : November 2, 2009
Would appreciate ANY information on the Apapa sunk in 1940 off West Africa, for my aunt - her mother was on board and survived, but that's all she knows. Email me Susie cestrienne @ googlemail . com [remove gaps!] Many thanks

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Michael Pocock
Posted on : August 19, 2007
There were three ships named Apapa owned by Elder Dempster. This wreck is the first one.
Sunk Nov. 28, 1917 by U-96 off Anglesey.
77 people were killed in the sinking.
The second one was sunk by aircraft in the North Atlantic in 1940.
michael@maritimequest.com

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Leonard
Posted on : August 7, 2007
my Brother in Law, Frank Lomax was Mate on the Apapa when it was sunk in 1940, he is dead now but his Wife is still alive, I believe he was in an open boat for 3 days. He went on to become a Captain for Elder Dempster.

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Leonard
Posted on : August 7, 2007
my Brother in Law, Frank Lomax was Mate on the Apapa when it was sunk in 1940, he is dead now but his Wife is still alive, I believe he was in an open boat for 3 days. He went on to become a Captain for Elder Dempster.

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wasser
Posted on : April 24, 2007
I have phots of MV Apapa (I also travelled to West Africa on her) and would be pleased to pass them on to you

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mike uk
Posted on : October 5, 2006
The wreck of the Apapa off Anglesey is that of the first such named ship which was topedoed on 28 November 1917 with the loss of 79 lives.

The second such named ship was built in 1926 and sunk by enemy aircraft in the Atlantic on 15 November 1940 with the loss of 24 lives.

A third ship of the same name enjoyed happier times built in 1947 and sold to a Hong Kong shipping company in 1968

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Arthur
Posted on : July 24, 2006
According to a report in War Illustrated news Vol 8 No 197, published January 5th, 1945, the Apapa was sunk by enemy aircraft and survivors picked up by the Highland Star

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