SS Aparima 1917
N50 29.407 W1 55.109
Type: Passenger/cargo ship/Armed Merchantman
Date built: 1902
Builder Denny W & Bros Ltd Dunbarton
Tonnage: 5704 grt
Dimensions: 131 x 16.5 x 8.53 m
Engine: 2 x 3 cyl. triple expansion engines, 3 boilers, dual shaft, 2 screws
Speed: 11 knots
Yard no.: 659
IMO/Off. no.: 115807
SS Aparima was an Armed Merchanat Ship built in Dundarton.
She was en route from London to Barry when she was sunk by UB 40 with a loss of 56 lives.
Today the wreck is largely intact except for the bow and stands 8m from a 42m seabed.
UB 40 was under the comand of Karl neumann at the time of the sinking of the Apirima . The submarine was in the Flandern Flotilla and had been responsible for the sinking of 99 ships and damaging 15. She sank a total of 134,067 Tons of ships.
She was eventually scuttled at Ostende during the German evacuation from Belgium.