Accra
Ship Number
616
Vessel Type
Passenger Ship
Built
Belfast
Yard
East Yard
Slip Number
9
Launch Date
March 18, 1926
Delivered
August 17, 1926
Owner
Elder Dempster & Co.
Weight
9337 grt
BP Length
450 feet
Breadth
62 feet
No. of Screws
Twin
Speed (approx)
15 knots
Propulsion
Oil engines, power: 1700 n.h.p.
Official No.
149595
Registered
Liverpool
I.M.O.
Fate
Torpedoed
 Accra

Accommodation for 243-1st and 70-2nd class passengers. Crew 130. She entered the Liverpool - West Africa service in September 1926. On 26th July 1940 she was torpedoed by U-34  in the Atlantic 320 miles West of Bloody Foreland in position 55.40N 16.28W on voyage Liverpool to Freetown and West African ports with 323 passengers and 1,700 tons of general cargo, part of convoy OB 188.
 
The Master, Capt. J. J. Smith, 153 crew and 311 passengers were rescued by the British ship Hollinside, Norwegian ship Loke, HMS Enchantress and HMS Clarkia. 12 crew and 12 passengers were lost when their lifeboat capsized. The Accra sank in 1hour 15 minutes.
 
 [British & Commonwealth Merchant Ship Losses to Axis Submarines 1939-1945 by A. J. Tennent] [Merchant Fleets, vol.20 by Duncan Haws]