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The APAPA was a passenger steamship built by Harland & Wolff at Glasgow in 1914. It was used by the Elder Dempster Shipping Line for the West African Mail Service. The ship had left Sierra Leone in convoy in early November 1917. Two miles north of Port Lynas, the ship was torpedoed by the German submarine U96. The APAPA was hit on the starboard side towards the stern. Forty passengers and 37 crewmembers went down with the ship. Seventy-nine passengers and 95 crewmembers managed to board the ship's six lifeboats, which were later taken in tow by two steam drifters. The wreck of this vessel now rests upright on the seabed, with its bow pointed towards the coast, off Point Lynas, Anglesey. The crewmen commemorated on the memorial for merchant sailors and fishermen at Tower Hill, London, are as follows: Appam, Toby, 27, Assistant Steward Bartholomew, Bertie, 30, Second Baker Beckham, Arthur Thomas, 36, Printer Bergfors, Frank Julius, 50, Quartermaster Black, Thomas, 25, Seaman Bowyer, Walter Benjamin, 38, Pantry Steward Brown, Harold Edwin Ash, 31, Junior Engineer Cole, Joseph, 37, Fireman Cole, W.H., 24, Assistant Steward Craige, William John, 47, Barber Davies, Victor Edward, 19,Wireless Telegraph Operator Egba, Assistant Engineer s Steward Ellams, John Orrell, 25, Clerk Forson, J.E., 28, Assistant Steward2 Guy, William, 51, Chief Engineer Hine, Robert Lancaster Baden, 17, Ordinary Seaman Huntington, Leonard, 16, Assistant Steward Jennings, Thomas, Boots Joe, Trimmer Mackay, John, 33, Able Seaman Marsh, Harry, 28, Steward Mayor, James Gordon, 23, Third Mate Miller, John Richard, 42, Assistant Bed Steward Murray, Henry Edward, 25, Scullion Overend, Frank, 41, Baker and Confectioner Oxton, Joseph Henry, 31, Greaser Peppel, I, Fireman Renner, Joseph, Fireman Romyn, Willem, 20, Seaman Shaw, Arthur, 46, Butcher Starling, Harold, 38, Chief Steward Taubman, Charles August Percy, 35, Chief Mate Taylor, Albert, 50, 2nd Steward Taylor, William, 59, Greaser Thomas, John, 21, Fireman Thompson, George Edward, 15, Assistant Steward Torborh, Sam, 27, Assistant Cook Toynbee, Arthur, 23, Quartermaster Wilson, John, 23, Trimmer

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