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The Sinking of the RMS Apapa 28 November 1917


It was towards 4 o'clock on the morning of 28 November 1917 with a choppy sea running - cold, dark and wintry - that the R.M.S. Apapa, one of the 7,000 ton mail steamers of the Elder Dempster fleet, was steaming a good 13½ knots off Point Lynas, bound to Liverpool from West Africa. Everyone was in bed; no one save the lynx-eyed officers of the w…