Elder Dempster Line Routes

Routes:

  • 1852 Plymouth - Madeira - Tenerife - Bathurst - Freetown.
  • 1853 London - Plymouth - Madeira - Tenerife - Goree - Bathurst - Freetown - Monrovia - Cape Coast Castle - Accra - Ouidah - Badagri - Fernando Po - Plymouth - London.
  • 1855 River Niger trade.
  • 1856 Liverpool substituted for London.
  • 1856 Liverpool - Morocco.
  • 1858 Plymouth dropped as mail loading port.
  • 1861 Lagos added.
  • 1868-1872 Passenger: Liverpool - Las Palmas - Freetown - Terna - Lagos - Takoradi (1875) - Freetown - Las Palmas - Liverpool.
  • 1869 Glasgow added.
  • 1870 Niger delta feeder service started.
  • 1874 Regular sailings introduced to Gold Coast - Accra - Sekondi - Takoradi.
  • 1878-1974 coastal feeder services introduced.
  • 1879 Hamburg - West Africa service.
  • 1888 Antwerp - Tenerife - Las Palmas - Calabar - Lagos - Saint Paul de Loanda. Banana, Boma and Matadi later added.
  • 1888-1911 Cia de Vapores Correos Interinsulares Canarios formed for Canary Islands inter island services.
  • 1890-1903 Liverpool - Baltimore.
  • 1892 Hull, Antwerp, Amsterdam and Rotterdam added.
  • 1893-1903 Liverpool/Tyne - New Orleans (winter); Montreal (summer).
  • 1895 Cie Belge Maritime du Congo formed to operate services Antwerp - Belgian Congo.
  • 1898-1903 Beaver Line's Liverpool - Canada service.
  • 1894-1903 London - Quebec - Montreal (Halifax and St.John NB winter)
  • 1895-1903 Avonmouth - Quebec - Montreal (Halifax and St.John NB winter)
  • 1902-1983 South Africa - USA
  • 1905-1911 Avonmouth - West Indies mail contract.
  • 1920-1968 passenger: Liverpool - Las Palmas - Lagos - Tema - Calabar/Port Harcourt. (also West African ports Dakar, Freetown, Barthhurst and Monrovia)
  • 1945-1949 Takoradi - Port Harcourt
  • 1951-1968 British & Burmese Steam Nav.Co Liverpool - Burma service.
  • 1957 Passenger: Tilbury - Madeira - Freetown - Rakoradi - Apapa.
  • 1965-1973 Felixstowe - Scandinavia (car transport)
  • 1972-1974 Southampton - Las Palmas - Freetown - Monrovia - Tema - Lagos.
  • 1972-1978 Poole - Lagos (lorry service)

 


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