Elder Dempster Line
Ships of the Line

Ship

Date built

Service

Tons

Aba

1918

was Glenapp, 1920 purchased from Glen Line, renamed Aba, 1939-1947 hospital ship, 1947 sold to Bawtry SS Co., Liverpool, renamed Matrona.

7,937

Abeokuta

1901

1901 sank off Ushant in gale; no loss of life.

1,817

Abinsi

1910

was Leopoldville, 1914 transferred from Cie Belge Maritime du Congo, renamed Abinsi, 1933 scrapped.

6,365

Abonema

1907

1909 renamed Sapele (2), 1929 sold to Argentina, renamed San George.

2,952

Abosso (1)

1912

1917 torpedoed and sunk west of Fastnet; loss of 65 lives.

7,782

Abosso (2)

1935

1942 torpedoed and sunk off Azores; loss of 251 lives.

11,330

Aburi

1906

1917 torpedoed and sunk off Ireland; loss of 25 lives.

3,703

Accra (1)

1893

1920 sold to Mauritius.

2,808

Accra (2)

1926

1940 torpedoed and sunk in Atlantic; loss of 19 lives.

9,337

Accra (3)

1947

1967 scrapped.

11,600

Adansi

1901

1917 torpedoed and sunk off Ireland.

2,644

Adda

1922

1941 torpedoed and sunk off Freetown; loss of 12 lives.

7,816

Addah

1905

1917 torpedoed and sunk off Brest; loss of 17 lives.

3,149

Africa

1872

1899 scrapped.

1,717

Agberi

1905

1917 torpedoed and sunk off Welsh coast; no loss of life.

3,463

Akabo

1902

1926 sold to United Baltic Corp., London, thought to be renamed Baltpmoa.

3,814

Akasombo

1950

was Ascanius, 1972 transferred from Blue Funnel Line and renamed Akasombo, 1973 sold to Saudi Arabia, renamed Mastura.

7,431

Akassa (1)

1881

1903 sold to Ramsey & Co, Piraeus, renamed Mina.

1,389

Akassa (2)

1910

1917 torpedoed and sunk; loss of 7 lives.

3,918

Alexander Elder

1890

was in North Atlantic service, 1891 chartered to Atlantic Transport Line, 1892 renamed Merrimac and returned to ED service, 1899 disappeared at sea Quebec - Belfast; loss of 36 lives.

4,137

Alfred Jones

1930

1941 torpedoed and sunk off West Africa; loss of 2 lives.

4,022

Ambriz

1871

was Asiatic, 1873 purchased from White Star Line and renamed Ambriz, 1894 Liverpool - New Orleans route, 1896 sold to France.

2,121

Ancobra

1900

1921 renamed Sokoto (2), 1923 sank in Germany while being overhauled, raised and scrapped.

2,646

Andoni

1898

1917 torpedoed and sunk in Mediterranean.

3,188

Angola

1891

1906 wrecked on Cape Breton Island, Canada; no loss of life.

2,870

Apapa (1)

1914

1917 torpedoed and sunk off Anglesey; loss of 77 lives.

7,832

Apapa (2)

1926

1940 bombed and sunk in Atlantic; loss of 24 lives.

9,333

Apapa (3)

1947

1968 sold to Hong Kong, renamed Taipooshan.

11,607

Appam

1912

renamed Mandingo (4) in 1917, 1919 reverted to Appam, in 1936 was scrapped.

7,781

Arete

1925

1937 purchased from Ocean Transport Co, Harwich, 1947 was scrapped.

898

Armenian

1855

1857 purchased from Potter & Co, Glasgow, 1865 wrecked in fog on Arklow Bank, Ireland with loss of 66 lives.

1,094

Aro

1898

Was Albertville(2), 1904 transferred from Cie Belge Maritime du Congo, renamed Aro, in 1914 sold to Admiralty.

3,805

Asaba

1900

1912 London - Continent feeder service, 1917 it was torpedoed and sunk off the Lizard, Cornwall with a loss of 16 lives.

972

Ashanti

1897

1900 chartered to Beaver Line, 1919 she caught fire and was beached at Dakar, 1922 salvaged and scrapped.

3,389

Assaye

1891

North Atlantic service, 1897 wrecked on Seal Island, Bay of Fundy.

5,129

Athenian

1854

She was purchased from Potter & Co, Glasgow in 1857, and in 1873 sold to Leyland Line and rebuilt.

1,094

Attendant

1913

1934 Freetown tender, in 1934 sold to Malet, London.

317

Auchmacoy

1939

Delta ports feeder service, in1964 sold to Odunsi & Co, Lagos.

255

Aureol

1951

After a career as a cargo/passenger liner serving the West African Coast as the flag ship of the line she was sold in1974 to Panama andrenamed Marianna VI.On June 5 2001, the Aureol, as the MARIANN VI - one of the most splendid-looking ships of her time, arriver at Rival Taiwan for scrapping.She was replaced by MARGARITA L (ex WINDSOR CASTLE) in February 1979 and laid up in Jeddah. She was laid up in Eleusis, Greece in 1989, where she remained until sold for scrap in 2001 and towed to Alang, India for scrapping..

14,083

Axim

1893

1910 went missing in Bay of Biscay;with loss of 52 lives.

2,808

Badagri

1907

1918 torpedoed and sunk off Cape St.Vincent; no loss of life..

2,952

Badagry

1919

Was War Crow, 1919 purchased from Shipping Controller, renamed Badagry, 1934 to Tower SS Co., renamed Tower Bridge.

5,161

Bakana (1)

1894

1913 went ashore Ghana, total loss.

2,793

Bakana (2)

1919

Was War Primula, 1919 purchased from Shipping Controller, renamed Bakana, 1929 sold to Italy, renamed Honor.

5,384

Banana

1897

1914 captured by Germany at Hamburg, 1918 recovered and sold to Spain.

2,817

Bansara

1911

Calabar river service, 1939 disposed of.

127

Baro (1)

1908

1919 renamed Ilorin (2), 1933 scuttled off Lagos.

957

Baro (2)

1950

African coastal service, 1961 sold to Greece, renamed Sophie Maris.

1,517

Barracoo

1919

1933 sold to Greece, renamed Michalakis.

5,234

Bassa (1)

1905

1917 sold to J. Evernden, London, renamed Santa Alicia.

940

Bassa (2)

1918

Was War Pointer, 1919 purchased from Shipping Controller, renamed Bassa, 1940 torpedoed and sunk in Atlantic with all hands.

5,267

Bassam

1909

1921 renamed Sulima (1), 1927 sold to Oran, renamed Georges-et-Henri.

3,040

Bata

1919

1933 sold to Tower SS Co., renamed Tower Abbey.

5,308

Batanga

1893

1922 scrapped.

2,808

Bathurst (1)

1893

1917 torpedoed and sunk off Bishop Rock.

2,808

Bathurst (2)

1919

Was War Alyssum, 1919 purchased from Shipping Controller, renamed Bathurst, 1933 sold to Greece, renamed Kostis.

5,437

Bendu

1906

1929 sold to Italy, renamed Arcadia.

4,319

Benguela (1)

1874

1905 wrecked at Nana Kroo.

1,860

Benguela (2)

1910

1933 scrapped.

5,520

Benin (1)

1869

1881 sunk in collision with Duke of Buccleuch off Start Point.

1,530

Benin (2)

1884

1901 transferred to Cia Interinsulares Canarias, renamed Almirante Diaz, 1902 transferred back, renamed Benin, 1905 sold to Greece, renamed Maraslis.

2,216

Benin (3)

1907

1929 sold to Greece, renamed Haralampos P.

4,313

Benin (4)

1950

1960 sold to Constantine SS Line, Middlesborough, renamed Yorkwood.

2,483

Benito (1)

1884

Lagos feeder service, 1894 grounded at Lagos, total loss.

712

Benito (2)

1907

Was Falls of Nith, 1917 purchased from Falls Line, renamed Benito, 1917 torpedoed and sunk off Cornwall.

4,712

Benue (1)

1905

1930 sold to Italy, renamed Capo Pino.

3,123

Benue (2)

1943

Was Benjamin Tay, 1951 purchased from MOWT, renamed Benue, 1952 sold to Norway, renamed Anglo.

1,814

Bereby

1919

Was War Raven, 1919 purchased from Shipping Controller, renamed Bereby, 1941 wrecked on Irish coast.

5,248

Bhamo

1957

1979 scrapped.

5,932

Biafra (1)

1868

1889 sold to Bossiere freres et Cie, Havre, renamed Energique.

1,487

Biafra (2)

1885

Was Algarve, 1890 purchased from Alfred Booth, Liverpool, renamed Biafra, West Africa feeder service, 1896 sold to Norway, renamed Tryg.

846

Biafra (3)

1895

Was Leopoldville, 1896 transferred from Cie Belge Maritime du Congo, renamed Biafra, 1910 sold to Bombay & Persia S.N. Co., renamed Homayun.

3,363

Biafra (4)

1919

Was War Dahlia, 1919 purchased from Shipping Controller, renamed Biafra, 1951 sold to Panama, renamed George.

5,405

Bida (1)

1901

1903 on fire and abandoned in North Sea.

1,477

Bida (2)

1908

1920 renamed Ibadan (2), 1932 scuttled off Lagos.

963

Bida (3)

1942

Was John W. Arey, 1951 purchased from MOWT, renamed Bida, 1952 sold to Norway, renamed Basra.

1,815

Bodnant

1919

Was War Crane, 1919 purchased from Shipping Controller, renamed Bodnant, 1940 sunk in collision with City of Bedford south of Iceland; no loss of life.

5,342

Boma (1)

1889

1918 torpedoed and sunk off Devon.

2,681

Boma (2)

1919

1940 torpedoed and sunk in Atlantic; loss of 3 lives.

5,408

Bompata

1921

1934 sold to Tower SS Co., renamed Tower Dale.

5,570

Bonny (1)

1869

1890 sold to Caillol et St.Pierre Cie, Marseilles, renamed Jeanne d'Arc.

1,277

Bonny (2)

1891

1915 shelled and sunk by U. Boat off Tuskar Rock.

2,702

Bonny (3)

1918

Was War Stoat, 1919 purchased from Shipping Controller, renamed Bonny, 1928 wrecked Liberia.

5,173

Bornu

1899

1915 sold to Admiralty became Army Transport Supply ship.

3,238

Boulama

1901

1923 sold.

2,613

Boutry

1919

Was War Gull, 1919 purchased from Shipping Controller, renamed Boutry, 1934 sold to Greece, renamed Mount Rhodope.

5,128

Burutu (1)

1902

1918 sunk in collision with City of Calcutta off South Wales; loss of 148 lives.

3,863

Burutu (2)

1918

Was War Swan, 1919 purchased from Shipping Controller, renamed Burutu, 1934 sold to Greece, renamed Dimitrios Inglessis.

5,275

Cabano

1943

Was Strathcona Park, 1946 purchased from Park SS Co., renamed Cabano, 1960 sold to Hong Kong, renamed Happy Voyager.

7,157

Cabenda

 

see Oil Rivers.

 

Calabar (1)

1864

1873 sold to Thos Royden & Sons (shipbuilders) in part payment for new ship.

1,122

Calabar (2)

1883

1898 wrecked Liberia.

1,756

Calabar (3)

1935

1953 sold to Greece, renamed Semiramis.

1,932

Calabar (4)

1936

Was Umtali, 1957 purchased from Bullard, King & Co, London, renamed Calabar, 1962 scrapped.

8,305

Calgary

1921

1957 scrapped.

7,206

Calumet

1923

1955 sold to Panama, renamed Pacific Concord.

7,268

Cambray

1944

Was Bridgeland Park, 1946 purchased from Park SS Co., renamed Cambray, 1960 sold to Panama, renamed Simeto.

7,165

Cameroon

1874

1904 holed and beached at Liberia, total loss.

1,862

Canada Cape

1904

Canada - South Africa service, 1912 sold to H.& C. Grayson, Liverpool.

4,286

Candace

1854

1858 sunk in collision with Dutch barque Yda Elizabeth; loss of 7 lives.

660

Cargill

1943

Was Wascana Park, 1946 purchased from Park SS Co., renamed Cargill, 1960 sold to Hong Kong, renamed Marine Navigator.

7,152

Cariboo

1924

1928 wrecked South Africa; no loss of life.

7,275

Carway

1967

Baltic service, 1973 sold to Italy, renamed Jolly Verde.

1,597

Chama

1905

1930 sold to Italy, renamed Assunzione.

3,152

Chandler

1944

Was Crystal Park, 1946 purchased from Park SS Co., renamed Chandler, 1960 sold to Panama, renamed Natale.

7,161

Charity

1853

1853 sold on completion to Canadian Steam Nav. Co.

1,077

Clare

1883

1887 purchased from C. Pollexfen & Co., Liverpool, 1890 sold to Fabre Line, renamed Pictavia (Mediterranean service)

2,034

Clearway

1970

1978 sold to Ireland, renamed Oshea Express.

1,160

Cleopatra

1852

1859 purchased from Rigge, Cropper, Johnstone, Carmichael & Co., Liverpool, 1862 chartered to British Government and wrecked in Sewa River, West Africa.

1,280

Coaling

1906

1911 renamed Ethiope (3), 1915 torpedoed and sunk off Cornwall; no loss of life.

3,794

Coanza

1880

1893 wrecked near Sinou, West Africa.

1,518

Cochrane

1923

1957 scrapped.

7,203

Congo (1)

1869

1881 sold to France renamed Ville de Marseille.

1,283

Congo (2)

1882

1907 sank after collision near Borkum.

1,687

Coomassie

1890

1890 - 1895 transferred to Cie Belge Maritime du Congo, 1896 reverted to ED, 1911 sold to Greece, renamed Assos.

2,625

Corisco

1876

1885 wrecked Liberia.

1,863

Cotterell

1945

Was Goldstream Park, 1946 purchased from Park SS Co., renamed Cotterell, 1961 sold to Panama.

7,163

Dagomba

1928

1942 torpedoed and sunk in Atlantic; loss of 7 lives.

3,845

Dahomey

1891

1908 grounded on Bahamas, total loss.

2,854

Dakar

1899

Was Anversville, 1906 transferred from Cie Belge Maritime du Congo, renamed Dakar, 1915 caught fire at Forcados and sold to Shipping Controller.

4,015

Dalla

1961

1980 sold to Greece, renamed Marmarus.

6,564

Darro

1912

West Indies service, (owned by Royal Mail SP Co but managed by Elder Dempster), 1915 transferred to Royal Mail SP Co.

11,484

Daru (1)

1927

1941 bombed and sunk off Longships; no loss of life.

3,839

Daru (2)

1958

1965 transferred to British & Burmese SN Co., renamed Yoma (3), 1966 reverted to Daru, 1979 sold to Liberia, renamed Lone Eagle.

6,340

David Livingstone

1930

1953 scrapped London (Note from Ted Finch: I remember seeing this ship being scrapped!)

4,022

Degama

1899

1914 wrecked at Las Palmas.

3,507

Degema

1959

1979 sold to Honduras, renamed Veejumbo.

5,902

Deido (1)

1928

1958 scrapped.

3,878

Deido (2)

1961

1979 sold to Greece, renamed San Georgio III.

6,109

Delta

1900

1915 scuttled off Forcados, Nigeria.

585

Dixcove (1)

1927

1941 mined and sunk in North Sea; loss of 1 life.

3,790

Dixcove (2)

1959

1979 sold to Gulf Shipping Lines, renamed Gulf Eagle.

5,905

Dodo

1879

Niger Delta service, 1908 stripped and hull scuttled off Forcados.

531

Donga

1960

1981 sold to Greece, renamed Diamant Merchant.

6,565

Drina

1912

(Was owned by Royal Mail SP Co but managed by Elder Dempster), 1916 transferred to Royal Mail SP Co.

11,483

Dumbaia

1960

1981 sold to Isle of Man.

6,558

Dumurra

1961

1981 sold to Isle of Man, renamed Fumurra.

6,160

Dunkwa (1)

1927

1941 torpedoed and sunk in Atlantic; los of 7 lives.

3,789

Dunkwa (2)

1960

1981 sold to Greece, renamed Clare.

6,109

Earn

1884

1890 purchased from W. Arroll & Co, Glasgow, 1911 sold to Canary Islands.

181

Ebani (1)

1896

1898 sold to Indo-China S.N. Co., London, renamed Loong Sang.

1,738

Ebani (2)

1912

1914-1919 Hospital ship, 1938 sold to Italy, renamed Maristella.

4,862

Ebani (3)

1952

1977 scrapped.

9,396

Eboe (1)

1870

West Africa passenger feeder ship, 1875 sold to Charles Tellier, Rouen, renamed Frigorifique (first refrigerated ship in the world)

653

Eboe (2)

1880

Was the Simoon, 1889 purchased from Bedouin SS Co., Liverpool, renamed Eboe, 1897 sold to Austria, renamed Laura.

2,070

Eboe (3)

1912

1938 sold to Italy, renamed Fortunestella.

4,866

Eboe (4)

1952

1977 sold to Liberia, renamed Giorgios.

9,387

Ediba

1923

1929 renamed Mattawin, 1942 torpedoed and sunk in Atlantic; no loss of life.

6,919

Edward Blyden

1930

1941 torpedoed and sunk off Madeira; no loss of life.

4,022

Egba

1913

1943 acquired by Ministry of War Transport, renamed Empire Severn, 1946 scuttled with cargo of unwanted ammunition.

4,989

Egga

1901

1908 wrecked on Lagos bar.

1,445

Egori (1)

1914

1939 sold to G.E. Marden, renamed Egorlock.

4,995

Egori (2)

1957

1978 sold to Kuwait renamed Azza.

8,586

Egwanga

1902

1927 sold to Sweden, renamed Orion.

2,600

Ekari

1920

1926 transferred to Cie Belge Maritime du Congo, renamed Stanleyville (2), 1932 scrapped.

6,751

Eket

1949

Calabar ferry service, 1972 sold to Government of Nigeria.

394

Eko

1890

Was Frej, 1899 purchased from Hedman, Wasa, renamed Eko, 1905 sold to Government of Nigeria.

337

Ekuro

1896

West Africa coastal service, 1914 scuttled off Lagos.

485

Elele

1912

1917 torpedoed and sunk in Atlantic; no loss of life.

4,831

Elfreda

1899

1900 transferred to Cie Belge Maritime du Congo, renamed Stanleyville (1), 1902 wrecked Gold Coast.

4,051

Elmina (1)

1873

1878 sold to Cuba renamed Gibara.

1,018

Elmina (2)

1885

1907 scrapped.

1,764

Elmina (3)

1906

Was Albertville, 1910 transferred from Cie Belge Maritime du Congo, renamed Elmina, 1928 sold to M.Vardy, London, renamed Iphigenia.

4,798

Eloby

1912

1917 torpedoed and sunk near Malta; loss of 57 lives.

4,989

Empire Ability

1931

Was Uhenfels, Hansa Line, 1940 managed by ED after capture renamed Empire Ability, 1941 torpedoed and sunk off Canary Islands.

7,603

Empire Liddell

1919

1943 managed by ED for MOWT, 1947 sold to South Africa, renamed Hoeveld.

1,425

Empire Mayland

1945

1948 managed by ED for MOWT, 1948 sold to China, renamed Hong Soon.

394

Empire Ruby

1941

1946 managed for MOWT, 1946 sold to Athel Line, renamed Athelruby.

667

Empire Wrestler

1943

1946 managed by ED for MOWT, 1947 sold to Anglo-American Oil Co., London, renamed Esso Tioga.

797

Estrella

1912

1917 requisitioned from Norway by Shipping Controller, ED appointed managers, 1918 mined and sunk off Harwich; loss of 20 lives.

1,740

Ethiope (1)

1854

1867 taken by Randolph, Elder & Co. (shipbuilders) in part payment for new ship, chartered back, 1871 to Wm. Pile, Sunderland renamed Alfredo El Grande.

660

Ethiope (2)

1889

1891 sold to Angier SS Co., London.

2,893

Ethiope (3)

 

see Coaling.

 

Ethiopia (1)

1873

1882 wrecked near Loango.

1,761

Ethiopia (2)

1891

1908 sold as coal lighter.

2,035

Etolia

1887

1894 taken over with City of Liverpool S.N. Co., North Atlantic service, 1906 wrecked Cape Sable, N.S.; no loss of life.

3,207

Europa

1881

1894 taken over with City of Liverpool S.N. Co., 1902 sold to Russia, renamed Welkiji Knjas Alexander Michailowitsch. (believe it or not!)

2,232

Faith

1852

1855 sold to Turkish Government but foundered en route to Constantinople.

894

Falaba (1)

1906

1915 torpedoed and sunk off St Anne's Head; loss of 102 lives.

4,806

Falaba (2)

1962

1978 sold to Honduras, renamed Leonor Maria.

7,704

Fantee (1)

1899

1913 sold to Ellerman Lines, renamed Italian, 1921 transferred to Wilson Line renamed Rollo.

3,649

Fantee (2)

1920

1933 sold to Greece, renamed Akti.

5,663

Fantee (3)

 

see Penrith Castle.

 

Fian

1964

1975 sold to India, renamed Mahapriya.

7,689

Forcados (1)

1874

W. Africa coastal service, 1904 sank in Forcados River.

456

Forcados (2)

1907

1925 scuttled off Lagos.

397

Forcados (3)

1945

Was Empire Pattern, 1946 purchased from Ministry of War Transport, renamed Forcados, 1962 sold to Greece, renamed Barbalias.

974

Forcados (4)

1963

1975 sold to Cameroons, renamed Cam Ayous.

7,689

Forerunner

1852

1854 wrecked Madeira; loss of 14 lives.

381

Formoso

1876

W. Africa coastal service, 1893 stranded Sierra Leone.

461

Fourah Bay

1961

1978 sold to Bermuda, renamed Magda Josefina.

7,704

Freetown (1)

 

 

Freetown (2)

1964

1978 sold to Greece, renamed Panseptos.

7,689

Fuerteventura

1912

Canary Islands inter island service, 1932 sold to Canary Islands.

478

Fulani (1)

1907

1914 wrecked near Freetown.

3,731

Fulani (2)

 

.

 

Fulani (3)

1964

1975 sold to Cameroons, renamed Cam Azobe.

7,689

Gaboon (1)

1878

1898 sold to Greece renamed Galaxidon.

1,863

Gaboon (2)

1915

1933 sold to Argentina, renamed Parana.

3,297

Gambia (1)

1855

1859 sold to B.Moss & Co, Liverpool.

517

Gambia (2)

1880

Was Sheikh, 1889 purchased from Bedouin SS Co., Liverpool, renamed Gambia, 1897 sold to Austria, renamed Emma K.

1,969

Gambia (3)

1898

1899 sold to France, renamed Vega.

2,877

Gambia (4)

1915

1933 sold to Italy, renamed Leopardi.

3,296

Gando

1907

1917 wrecked at Liberia.

3,809

Garth Castle

1880

1901 purchased from Union-Castle Mail SS Co., 1902 sold to Khedivial Mail SS Co., London, renamed Ismailia.

3,704

Gold Coast

1901

Was Hans Woerman, , 1915 managed by ED after capture renamed Gold Coast, 1917 torpedoed and sunk off Minehead.

4,255

Gomera-Hierro

1912

Canary Islands inter island service, 1932 sold to Canary Islands.

447

Greystoke Castle

1928

1943 purchased from James Chambers, Liverpool, 1946 renamed Freetown (1), 1958 scrapped.

5,853

Hartley

1903

1910 purchased from Burnett SS Co., Newcastle, 1918 torpedoed and sunk off Middlesborough.

1,150

Haussa

1901

1903 abandoned after striking rock off Liberia.

1,477

Henry Stanley

1929

1942 torpedoed and sunk off Azores; loss of 64 lives.

4,028

Hope

1853

1860 sold to Portuguese African Co., Liverpool.

894

Hunsdon

1911

Was Arnfried, Hamburg Bremer Africa Line, 1915 managed by ED after capture renamed Hunsdon, 1918 torpedoed and sunk off Ireland.

2,899

Huntscape

1911

Was Pindos, German Levant Line, 1914 captured, 1916 management transferred from Bank Line to ED, renamed Huntscape, 1917 management transferred to W. Robertson & Co., Glasgow.

2,933

Ibadan (1)

1896

Lagos coastal service, 1901 sold to F.S. Clarke, London.

793

Ibadan (2)

 

 

Ibi

1950

creek services, 1960 transferred to West African Transport Co., Lagos.

152

Iddo

1901

W. Africa coastal service, 1923 scuttled off Lagos.

965

Ife

1914

Lagos lagoon service, 1930 scuttled Badagry Creek.

299

Ifon

 

 

Igbo

1950

Creek services, 1964 sold to Niger Delta Development Board, renamed Mingi.

152

Ikbal

1894

1917 purchased from Gulf Transport, Liverpool, 1917 torpedoed and sunk in Atlantic.

5,434

Ila

1914

Lagos lagoon service, 1935 scuttled Badagry Creek.

299

Ilaro (1)

1895

1915 mined and beached near Dungeness, total loss.

2,799

Ilaro (2)

1949

Creek services, 1962 transferred to West African Transport Co., Lagos.

152

Ilesha

1914

Was Kingsholm, 1915 purchased from Butler & Co., Bristol, renamed Ilesha, Lagos lagoon service, 1915 wrecked on Welsh coast.

109

Ilorin (1)

1896

Lagos coastal service, 1909 abandoned off Forcados.

946

Ilorin (2)

 

 

Ilorin (3)

1920

Was Smerdis, 1934 purchased from Moss Hutchinson & Co., renamed Ilorin, African coastal service, 1942 torpedoed and sunk off Takoradi; loss of 32 lives.

815

Inde

1924

1959 scrapped.

135

Indore

1898

1918 purchased from Gulf Transport, Liverpool, 1925 scrapped.

7,300

Isla

1885

1890 purchased from W. Arroll & Co., Glasgow, 1911 sold to Canary Islands.

181

Itajahy

1915

1919 to ED as ex-German war reparations, 1921 sold to Houston Line, renamed Hesione.

4,155

Itu

1954

Calabar ferry service, 1967 scrapped.

129

Jamaica

1908

West Indies feeder service, 1912 sold to Royal Mail SP Co.

1,138

Jebba (1)

1896

Was Albertville(I), 1898 transferred from Cie Belge Maritime du Congo, renamed Jebba, 1907 wrecked on coast of Devon.

3,812

Jebba (2)

1917

Was War Lion, 1919 purchased from Shipping Controller, renamed Jebba, 1933 sold to Tramp Development Co, London, renamed Thalia.

5,875

Jekri

1917

Was War Pilot, 1920 purchased from Shipping Controller, renamed Jekri, 1933 sold to Tramp Development Co, London.

5,875

Kabala

1958

1973 sold to Greece, renamed Papamaurice.

5,445

Kadeik

1951

1952 taken over with British & Burmese S.N. Co. fleet, West Africa service, 1966 sold to Liberia, renamed Kyra Katina.

7,489

Kaduna (1)

1910

1923 sold to St. Mary SS Co., Cardiff, renamed Deansway.

4,455

Kaduna (2)

1956

1973 sold to Liberia, renamed Regent Reliance.

5,599

Kaladan

1950

1952 taken over with British & Burmese S.N. Co. fleet, 1963 sold to Panama, renamed Activity.

4,916

Kalewa

1947

1952 taken over with British & Burmese S.N. Co. fleet, Burma service then West Africa, 1963 sold to Panama, renamed Sincerity.

4,876

Kanbe

1948

1952 taken over with British & Burmese S.N. Co. fleet, 1962 sold to Liberia, renamed Loyalty.

4,878

Kandaw

1955

1967 sold to Panama, renamed Honesty.

5,599

Kano

1901

1907 collided with Llandulas and wrecked.

1,452

Karina

1905

1917 torpedoed and sunk off Ireland; loss of 11 lives.

4,222

Katha

1947

1952 taken over with British & Burmese S.N. Co. fleet, West Africa service, 1962 sold to Liberia, renamed Integrity.

4,878

Kentung

1954

1966 sold to Panama, renamed Tenacity.

5,558

Kindat

1950

1952 taken over with British & Burmese S.N. Co. fleet, West Africa service, 1963 sold to Panama, renamed Fidelity.

5,530

Kinsembo

1876

1893 sold to France renamed Maroc.

1,868

Kittiwake

1899

1904 purchased from Manchester & Liverpool Transport Co., Lagos creeks service, 1908 wrecked on Lagos Bar.

241

Knowlton

1922

1946 purchased from Canada SS Lines, Montreal, 1950 scrapped.

2,068

Kohima (1)

1953

1966 sold to Panama, renamed Festivity.

5,397

Kohima (2)

 

 

Konakry

1908

1916 sold to Admiralty.

4,406

Koyan

1952

1966 sold to Panama, renamed Audacity.

5,537

Kumba

1958

1973 sold to Panama renamed Regent Liberty.

5,439

Kwaibo

1928

Calabar River service, 1941 wrecked.

396

Kwarra (1)

1891

W. Africa coastal feeder ship, 1908 lost off Forcados.

812

Kwarra (2)

1910

1924 sold to St. Mary SS Co., Cardiff, renamed Brookway.

4,441

La Palma

1912

Canary Islands inter island service, 1930 sold to Canary Islands.

871

Lafonia

1911

1942 managed by ED for MOWT, 1943 sunk in collision.

1,872

Lagoon

1895

W. Africa coastal service, 1923 condemned and scuttled off Lagos.

704

Lagos (1)

1866

1872 sold to Atlas SS Co, Liverpool renamed Andes. (1901 to Hamburg America Line)

1,869

Lagos (2)

1883

1902 wrecked at Madeira.

1,731

Lagos (3)

1907

1924 scuttled off Lagos.

392

Laguna

1892

Was Koningin Wilhelmina, 1897 purchased from Holland, renamed Laguna, 1898 sold to Germany, renamed Erna.

1,620

Lake Champlain

1900

1903 sold to Canadian Pacific.

7,392

Lake Erie

1900

1903 sold to Canadian Pacific.

7,550

Lake Huron

1882

1899 taken over with Beaver Line fleet, 1901 grounded on Anticosti Island, salvaged and scrapped.

4,040

Lake Manitoba

1901

1903 Canada service, 1903 sold to Canadian Pacific.

8,852

Lake Megantic

1884

Was Arawa, 1899 purchased from Shaw, Savill & Albion Line, renamed Lake Megantic, 1905 renamed Port Henderson, 1912 sold to Italy, renamed Anapo.

5,115

Lake Michigan

1901

1903 Canada service, 1903 sold to Canadian Pacific.

8,200

Lake Ontario

1887

1899 taken over with Beaver Line fleet, 1905 scrapped.

4,289

Lake Simcoe

1884

Was Ems, 1901 purchased from North German Lloyd, renamed Lake Simcoe, 1905 scrapped.

4,993

Lake Superior

1884

1899 taken over with Beaver Line fleet, 1902 wrecked near Saint John N.B.; no loss of life.

4,562

Landana (1)

1859

Was Venetian, 1880 purchased from Leyland Line and renamed Landana, 1891 sold to Chile, renamed Tarapaca.

1,569

Landana (2)

1896

1898 sank after collision off Ushant.

2,834

Landana (3)

1904

Was Leopoldville, 1908 transferred from Cie Maritime Belge du Congo, renamed Landana, 1910 sold to Cia Trasatlantia, Barcelona, renamed Cabo de Eizaguirre.

4,085

Lanzerote

1912

Canary Islands inter island service, 1932 sold to Canary Islands.

475

Leon Y Castillo (1)

1888

1910 wrecked Morocco.

529

Leon Y Castillo (2)

1912

Canary Islands inter island service, 1930 sold to Canary Islands.

871

Liberia

1870

1874 went missing at sea; loss of 48 lives.

1,470

Likomba

1939

1942 captured from Germany managed by ED, 1947 renamed Malakal, 1948 sold to Liberia.

199

Llandulas

1901

1907 wrecked on Lagos Bar.

847

Loanda (1)

1870

1889 sold to D.MacBrayne & Co., Glasgow.

1,474

Loanda (2)

1891

1908 sunk after collision in English Channel.

2,700

Loango

1883

Was Knight of St. George, 1890 purchased from Greenshields, Cowie & Co., renamed Loango, Liverpool, 1904 sold to Germany, renamed Neumuhlen.

2,935

Lokoja (1)

1898

1899 sold to France, renamed Vesper.

3,458

Lokoja (2)

1901

1902 wrecked Gold Coast.

2,604

Lokoja (3)

1908

1934 scuttled off Lagos.

981

Lualaba

1878

1895 sold to Spain, renamed Tordera.

1,868

Lucia

1907

Was Spreewald, Hamburg America Line, 1915 managed by ED after capture renamed Lucia, 1916 became submarine depot ship HMS Lucia.

3,899

Lusitania

1871

1900 acquired from Orient Line, 1901 wrecked during Cape Race on charter to Allan Line; no loss of life.

3,825

Lycia

1887

1894 taken over with City of Liverpool S.N. Co., North Atlantic service, 1904 sold to Germany, renamed Lauschan.

3,282

M B Ifon

1938

1946 renamed Ifon, 1958 disposed of.

155

Macgregor Laird (1)

1862

1871 wrecked Rio Mundi; no loss of life.

969

Macgregor Laird (2)

1930

1953 sold to Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co, London renamed Shell Quest.

4,015

Macon

1919

Was Point Ancha, Panama vessel, 1941 requisitioned after breakdown at Liverpool, managed by ED renamed Macon, 1941 torpedoed and sunk in Atlantic.

5,141

Madeira

1884

1914 sank west of Ushant.

1,773

Malemba

1880

1897 sold to Brazil, renamed Guarany.

1,521

Mandingo (1)

1866

1872 sold to Atlas SS Co, Liverpool renamed Alps. (1901 to Hamburg America Line)

1,725

Mandingo (2)

1882

1905 sold to Greece, renamed Averof.

1,700

Mandingo (3)

1899

Was Philippeville, 1906 transferred from Cie Belge Maritime du Congo, renamed Mandingo, 1914 sold to Royal Mail SP Co., renamed Chaudiere.

4,091

Mandingo (4)

 

 

Mano (1)

1948

Was Sulima (2) 1965 transferred to Guinea Gulf Line renamed Mano, 1967 sold to Greece renamed Anna F.

4,810

Mano (2)

1957

Was Menelaus, 1972 transferred from Blue Funnel Line and renamed Mano, 1977 renamed Oti (2), 1978 sold to Thenamaris Maritime Inc., renamed Elstar.

8,539

Manxman

1888

1915 purchased from Dominion Line, 1916 sold to R. Lawrence Smith Ltd, Montreal.

4,827

Marino

1895

1898 sold to Union SS Co., renamed Sabine

3,819

Mariposa

1892

ex- Ruthenia, 1892 taken over with City of Liverpool S.N. Co., renamed Mariposa, 1892-3 chartered to Atlantic Transport Line, 1894 chartered to Dominion Line, 1895 sold to Union SS Co. but sank in the St. Lawrence on her delivery voyage.

5,305

Martaban

1949

1952 taken over with British & Burmese S.N. Co. fleet, Burma service, 1963 sold to Taiwan, renamed Hai Ho.

5,740

Mary Kingsley

1930

1954 scrapped.

4,017

Mary Slessor

1930

Thought to be mined and sunk off Ceuta; loss of 32 lives.

4,022

Matadi (1)

1889

1896 exploded after cargo fire at Boma; loss of 45 lives.

2,623

Matadi (2)

1919

Was War Ravine, 1919 purchased from Shipping Controller, renamed Matadi, 1921 transferred to Cie Belge Maritime du Congo, 1937 sold to Greece, renamed Lyras.

3,097

Mateba

1919

Was War Crater, 1919 purchased from Shipping Controller, renamed Mateba, 1921 transferred to Cie Belge Maritime du Congo, 1937 sold to France, renamed Maurice Delmas.

2,955

Mayumba (1)

1859

Was Sicilian, 1880 purchased from Leyland Line and renamed Mayumba, 1882 sold to C. Gilchrist, Liverpool.

1,569

Mayumba (2)

1890

1915 sold to Bidston Shipping Co., Liverpool.

2,516

Melrose

1894

Was Strathnairn, 1898 purchased from Burrell & Sons, renamed Melrose, 1899 sold to Spain, renamed Ereza.

4,038

Melville

1902

South Africa - Canada - UK service, 1926 sold to Italy, renamed Charitas.

4,391

Memphis

1890

North Atlantic service, 1894-6 chartered to Dominion Line, 1896 wrecked on Irish coast; loss of 9 lives.

3,190

Mendi

1905

1917 sank in collision with Darro off Isle of Wight while trooping; loss of 656 lives.

4,320

Mexico

 

 

Milverton

1920

ex- Glentara, 1929 purchased from Glen Line, Canada service, renamed Milverton, 1934 sold to W. Carpenter & Co, Sydney, renamed Salamaua.

6,754

Milwaukee

1897

Atlantic service, 1903 sold to Canadian Pacific.

7,323

Mobile

1892

1892 chartered to Atlantic Transport Line, 1896 sold to ATL.

5,658

Mohawk

1892

1892 chartered to Atlantic Transport Line, 1896 sold to ATL.

5,673

Monarch

1897

Atlantic service, 1927 sold to Italy, renamed Monarca.

7,296

Monmouth (1)

1898

New Orleans service, 1898 sold to Dominion Line, renamed Irishman.

8,001

Monmouth (2)

1896

ex- Fitzpatrick, 1898 purchased from Burrell & Sons, renamed Monmouth, 1899 sold to Bucentaur SS Co, London, renamed Bucrania.

4,071

Monmouth (3)

1900

1903 sold to Canadian Pacific.

4,078

Monrovia (1)

1873

1876 wrecked at Freetown.

1,019

Monrovia (2)

1890

1914 wrecked Loango.

2,402

Montauk

1894

Was Strathfillan, 1899 purchased from Burrell & Sons, renamed Montauk, 1911 wrecked on Sherbro Reef.

4,038

Montcalm

1897

1898 chartered to Atlantic Transport Line rebuilt to 6981 tons, 1903 sold to Canadian Pacific.

5,478

Montclair

1898

Canada emigrant service, 1901 sold to Spain, renamed Jose Gallart.

3,806

Monteagle

1898

North Atlantic service, 1903 sold to Canadian Pacific.

5,468

Montenegro

1898

North Atlantic service, 1922 sold to Germany.

4,408

Monterey

1898

North Atlantic service, 1903 sold to Canadian Pacific.

5,445

Montezuma (1)

1892

Was Ionia, 1892 taken over with City of Liverpool S.N. Co., renamed Montezuma, 1892-3 chartered to Atlantic Transport Line, 1898 sold to Union SS Co., renamed Sandusky

5,504

Montezuma (2)

1899

1903 sold to Canadian Pacific.

7,345

Montezuma (3)

1915

1916 sold to the Glen Line, renamed Glenartney.

7,237

Montfort

1899

1903 North Atlantic service, 1903 sold to Canadian Pacific.

5,481

Montpelier

1897

1900 wrecked Cape Ray, Newfoundland

3,483

Montreal

1900

1903 sold to Canadian Pacific.

8,644

Montrose

1897

1903 North Atlantic service, 1903 sold to Canadian Pacific.

5,440

Mount Royal

1898

1903 Atlantic service, 1903 sold to Canadian Pacific.

7,054

Mount Temple

1901

1916 captured and sunk by German surface raider Moewe in Atlantic.

8,790

Muraji

1904

1914 destroyed by fire at sea.

3,238

Nembe (1)

1902

Was Croxdale, 1905 purchased from G. Elder, Newcastle, renamed Nembe, 1919 destroyed by fire at Lagos.

2,842

Nembe (2)

1937

tug, 1964 scrapped.

71

New Brighton

1919

1933 sold to China, renamed Chin Yuen.

6,538

New Brooklyn

1919

1954 sold to John Latsis, Greece, renamed Marianna.

6,546

New Brunswick

1919

Was War Liberty, 1919 purchased from Shipping Controller, renamed New Brunswick, 1942 torpedoed and sunk off Rio de Oro; loss of 4 lives.

6,529

New Columbia

1920

Was War Pageant, 1920 purchased from Shipping Controller, renamed New Columbia, 1943 torpedoed and sunk off Nigeria; no loss of life.

6,529

New Georgia

1919

Was War Triumph, 1919 purchased from Shipping Controller, renamed New Georgia, 1933 sold to Panama, renamed Penelope.

6,566

New Mexico

1919

1933 sold to Greece, renamed Andreas.

6,566

New Texas

1919

1955 scrapped.

6,568

New Toronto

1919

1942 torpedoed and sunk off West Africa; loss of 4 lives.

6,568

Niagara

1883

1892 taken over with City of Liverpool S.N. Co., 1899 wrecked near Montevideo.

3,033

Niger (1)

1856

1857 ran out of coal, drifted ashore near Tenerife and wrecked.

708

Niger (2)

1883

1903 scrapped.

2,006

Niger (3)

1908

W. Africa coastal service, 1916 wrecked Accra.

980

Nigeria

1901

1917 sold to the Shipping Controller, renamed Polonia.

3,755

Nigretia (1)

1872

1873 went ashore and wrecked near Freetown.

1,810

Nigretia (2)

1888

1900 sold to Samuel Morris & Co.

2,638

Nubia (1)

1879

1899 sold to Mersey SS Co., renamed Morocco.

1,958

Nubia (2)

1944

tug, was Tid93, 1950 purchased from MOWT renamed Nubia, 1959 scrapped.

54

Nyanga

1900

1916 sunk be German raider Kaiser Wilhelm Der Grosse off Canary Islands.

3,066

Obuasi (1)

1910

Was Christopher, 1914 purchased from Booth Line, renamed Obuasi, 1917 sunk with explosives by UBoat west of Fastnet.

4,416

Obuasi (2)

1952

1972 sold to Hong Kong, renamed Amoy.

5,883

Obuasi (3)

1958

Was Machaon, 1977 transferred from Blue Funnel Line and renamed Obuasi, 1978 sold to Cyprus, renamed Elsea.

8,529

Oil Rivers

1890

1893 renamed Cabenda, 1907 sold to the Shipping Syndicate, London, chartered back, 1912 sold, renamed Elmwood.

2,777

Olenda

1898

1913 sold to Messageries Maritimes, Marseilles, renamed Mossoul.

3,171

Ondo

1956

1961 wrecked near Kiel.

5,425

Onitsha (1)

1910

1932 scrapped.

3,921

Onitsha (2)

1952

1972 sold to Greece, renamed Amvourgon.

5,802

Onitsha (3)

1957

Was Menestheus, 1977 transferred from Blue Funnel Line and renamed Onitsha, 1978 sold to Cyprus, renamed Elisland.

8,510

Opobo (1)

1877

1882 Niger Delta service, 1882 lost at Bonny.

186

Opobo (2)

1884

1890 grounded on Ivory Coast, total loss.

2,078

Opobo (3)

1960

Was Rhexenor, 1977 transferred from Blue Funnel Line and renamed Opobo, 1978 sold to Greece, renamed Elfortune.

8,531

Oron (1)

1898

1914 captured by Germany at Hamburg, 1918 returned to ED, sold to Spain, renamed Paz de Epalza.

3,170

Oron (2)

1938

1974 sold to Government of Nigeria.

277

Oshogbo

1906

1928 wrecked near Lagos.

949

Oti (1)

1956

1972 sold to Cyprus, renamed Mimi Methanitis.

5,485

Oti (2)

 

8,539

Owerri (1)

1955

1972 sold to Maldives, renamed Maldive Courage.

5,798

Owerri (2)

1958

Was Memnon, 1977 transferred from Blue Funnel Line and renamed Owerri, 1978 sold to Greece, renamed Europe.

8,504

Oxford

1923

1946 purchased from Canada SS Lines, Montreal, 1950 scuttled off Lagos.

1,893

Palma

1907

1930 sold to Greece, renamed Fonaris.

2,981

Palmas

1888

1903 went missing in North Atlantic; loss of 42 lives.

2,428

Parkmore

1890

1897 purchased from Johnston Line, 1898 sold to Manchester Liners, renamed Manchester Trader.

3,318

Patani (1)

1905

1930 sold to Italy, renamed Capo Faro.

3,465

Patani (2)

1954

1972 sold to Hong Kong, renamed Patwari.

6,183

Pegu

1961

1980 sold to Isle of Man, renamed Regu.

5,764

Penrith Castle

1929

1943 purchased from James Chambers, Liverpool, 1946 renamed Fantee (3), 1949 wrecked in fog on Scilly Islands; no loss of life.

6369

Perang

1954

1972 sold to Greece, renamed Agnic.

6,177

Perez Galdos

1857

1894 purchased from A. Masias, Las Palmas, 1906 scrapped.

329

Plassey

1890

1890 chartered to Brocklebank Line, 1892 chartered to Dominion Line, renamed Memnon, 1893 chartered to Atlantic Transport Line, 1917 torpedoed and sunk in English Channel; loss of 6 lives.

3,196

Point Pleasant Park

1943

1943 managed by ED for MOWT, 1945 torpedoed and sunk in Atlantic.

7,136

Polladern

1911

Was Emir, German East Africa Line, 1916 managed by ED after capture, renamed Polladern, 1917 management transferred to J. Herron & Co, Liverpool.

5,932

Port Antonio

1901

West Indies service, 1911 sold to Turkish Government, renamed Rechid Pacha.

4,458

Port Henderson

 

.

 

Port Kingston

1904

West Indies service, 1911 sold to Union SS Co of New Zealand, renamed Tahiti.

7,585

Port Maria

1901

West Indies service, 1910 sold to Cie de Nav.Mixte, Marseilles, renamed Mustapha.

2,910

Port Morant

1900

West Indies service, 1909 sold to Argentina, renamed Sarmiento.

2,831

Port Royal

1901

West Indies service, 1911 sold to Turkish Government, renamed Midhat Pacha.

4,455

Porto Nova

1903

W. Africa coastal services, 1921 scuttled off Lagos.

603

Prah (1)

1899

1924 sold to Greece, renamed Talanton.

2,520

Prah (2)

1944

Was Avisbay, 1950 purchased from Aviation & Shipping Co., London, renamed Prah, 1959 sold to Yugoslavia, renamed Naprijed.

7,339

Prahsu (1)

1907

1931 scrapped.

3,756

Prahsu (2)

1959

1964 transferred to British & Burmese SN Co., renamed Kalaw, 1966 reverted to EDL renamed Kohima (2), 1973 scrapped.

5,445

Prome

1937

1952 taken over with British & Burmese S.N.Co. fleet, Burma service, 1962 scrapped.

7,043

Puffin

1899

1904 purchased from W.B. MacIver & Co., Liverpool, 1911 hulked at Lagos.

241

Queensmore

1889

1896 purchased from Johnston Line, Canada service, 1898 sold to Manchester Liners, renamed Manchester Enterprise.

3,878

Ramos

1878

1885 wrecked at Lagos.

233

Retriever

1854

1867 taken by Randolph, Elder & Co. (shipbuilders) in part payment for new ship.

328

Rio Formoso

1870

Niger Delta service, 1875 sold to Wm. Buchanan, Glasgow.

163

Roda

1908

1919 to ED as ex-German war reparations, 1919 sold to Ellerman Line, renamed City of Valencia.

7,329

Roquelle (1)

1869

1882 sold to P.M.Tintore y Cia, Barcelona, renamed Tintore.

1,216

Roquelle (2)

1884

1908 scrapped.

2,078

Roquelle (3)

1918

1927 sold to Watts, Watts & Co., renamed Datchet.

4,364

Salaga (1)

1907

1930 scrapped.

3,811

Salaga (2)

1947

1965 transferred to Guinea Gulf Line, renamed Mamfe, 1968 sold to Singapore, renamed Lucky Trader.

4,810

Salween

1938

1952 taken over with British & Burmese S.N.Co. fleet, Burma service, 1962 scrapped.

7,063

Sangara (1)

1900

1914 captured by Germany at Hamburg, 1919 sold to Norway.

2,497

Sangara (2)

1939

1960 scrapped.

5,545

Sansu (1)

1901

1908 wrecked Liberia.

2,495

Sansu (2)

1939

1961 scrapped.

5,446

Sapele (1)

1904

1917 torpedoed and sunk off Ireland; loss of 3 lives.

3,152

Sapele (2)

 

 

Sapele (3)

1945

ex- Empire Pa Vilion, 1946 purchased from Ministry of War Transport, renamed Sapele, 1962 sold to Pakistan, renamed Mahia.

974

Sapele (4)

1979

1987 sold to France, renamed Antilles.

9,145

Seaforth

1939

1941 torpedoed and sunk off Scotland; loss of 59 lives.

5,459

Seagull

1901

1905 purchased from Manchester & Liverpool Transport Co., 1914 renamed Yelwa, 1919 sold to Fernandez, Gijon, renamed Gaviota.

241

Sekondi (1)

1896

ex- Leopoldville, 1901 transferred from Cie Belge Maritime du Congo, renamed Sekondi, 1910 sold to Bombay & Persia SN Co., renamed Khosrou.

3,760

Sekondi (2)

1947

1965 transferred to Guinea Gulf Line, renamed Mampong, 1968 sold to Panama, renamed Java Sea.

4,811

Sekondi (3)

1979

1985 chartered to Nigeria renamed Bello Folawiyo (2), 1985 reverted to Elder Dempster and Sekondi, 1986 sold to Omega Shipping Co renamed Deo Juvante.

5,677

Senegal

1872

1887 wrecked Spanish Guinea.

1,793

Sherbro (1)

1882

1909 scrapped.

1,650

Sherbro (2)

1947

1965 transferred to Guinea Gulf Line, renamed Matru, 1967 sold to Cyprus, renamed Agia Eftichia.

4,811

Sherbro (3)

1974

1984 sold to Liberia, renamed Sherry.

9,239

Shonga (1)

1909

1928 grounded Amsterdam, total loss.

3,044

Shonga (2)

1947

1965 transferred to Guinea Gulf Line, renamed Malam, 1968 sold to Singapore, renamed Kota Maju.

4,810

Shonga (3)

1973

1984 sold to Liberia, renamed Aroma.

9,239

Sierra Leone

1907

1910 wrecked Ghana.

3,730

Sir George

1909

1911 purchased from Royal Niger Co., 1935 scuttled off Lagos.

1,254

Skyway

1968

Was Mandeville, 1970 purchased from Norway and renamed Skyway, 1973 sold to Cyprus, renamed Seaspeed Trailer.

1,279

Sobo (1)

1899

1915 sold to Admiralty became depot ship.

3,652

Sobo (2)

1936

1963 scrapped.

5,353

Sobraon

1889

1890-91 chartered to Brocklebank Line, 1893 renamed Mexico, chartered to Atlantic Transport Line, 1895 wrecked Belle Isle.

3,185

Sokoto (1)

1899

1915 sold to Admiralty became repair ship.

3,170

Sokoto (2)

 

.

 

Sokoto (3)

1979

1983 chartered to Nigeria renamed Bello Folawiyo (1), 1984 reverted to Elder Dempster and Sokoto, 1986 sold to Venezuela renamed General Udaneta.

5,560

Soudan (1)

1870

1875 wrecked Madeira; loss of 46 lives.

1,603

Soudan (2)

1889

1891 sank after striking rock off Ivory Coast; no loss of life.

2,625

Sparrow

1892

1894 purchased from General Steam Nav. Co., London, 1894 wrecked Lagos.

395

Speedway

1968

Was Sealord Challenger, 1969 purchased from Sealord Shipping Co, Great Yarmouth and renamed Speedway, 1973 sold to Cyprus, renamed Seaspeed Ferry.

1,204

Stanley Park

1943

1946 managed by ED for Park SS Co., Montreal, 1948 owned by Acadia Overseas Freighters, Halifax, renamed Haligonian Duchess.

7,145

Sulima (1)

 

.

 

Sulima (2)

1948

1965 transferred to Guinea Gulf Line, renamed Mano, 1967 sold to Greece, renamed Anna F.

4,810

Sunjarv

1958

Was Gjendefjell, 1964 purchased from Norway and renamed Sunjarv, 1970 sold to Bermuda.

10,179

Swedru (1)

1937

1941 bombed and sunk off Ireland; loss of 24 lives.

5,353

Swedru (2)

1948

1965 transferred to Guinea Gulf Line, renamed Maradi, 1967 sold to Greece, renamed Kabalaris.

4,809

Tamele (1)

1910

1917 torpedoed and sunk off Ireland; loss of 1 life.

3,924

Tamele (2)

1944

1967 sold to Singapore, renamed Golden City.

7,172

Tarkwa

1944

1967 sold to Singapore, renamed Golden Lion.

7,416

Tarquah

1902

1917 torpedoed and sunk off Bull Rock; no loss of life.

3,859

Teneriffe

1885

1919 taken over by the Shipping Controller, 1920 sold to Spain, renamed Zugatzarte.

1,800

Teutonia

1881

1889 purchased from MacBeth & Grey, Newcastle, 1890 sold to T.R. Willing, Liverpool.

2,376

Thurland Castle

1929

1943 purchased from James Chambers, Liverpool, 1946 renamed Fulani (2), 1958 scrapped.

6372

Tombouctou

1919

1940 seized from Vichy France, managed by ED, 1943 management transferred.

5,179

Uromi

1909

1922 transferred to Cie Belge Maritime du Congo, renamed Kinshasa, 1925 returned to ED, renamed Uromi, 1936 scuttled off Lagos.

962


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