Elder Dempster Lines Onitsha

New finds and related archives

Elder Dempster Lines was one of the UK's largest shipping companies

Material continues to be donated to the Homeward Bound Project by visitors to this site. Some material is easily uploaded to our site but much of what has been donated is currently awaiting archiving and review and may be digitised in the future or held in physical form at a local archive.

Nigerian National Shipping Line (NNSL) Online Archive

Following a visit in February 2020 by Dr Edmund Chilaka and a group of postgraduate students of the Department of Geography, University of Lagos, to LJMU’s Centre for Port and Maritime History, Dr Chilaka was inspired to set up the NNSL Online Archive – visit the Archive.


Elder Dempster Music

This music recording was collected by Andrew Ferguson who has kindly agreed to have it uploaded to our site. We think that the music could have been played on board Elder Dempster Line ships, but we have not been able to verify this. If you have any further information relating to this music recording please contact us via this website.

Listen to the music

Elder Dempster music