Official Log of ss BENDORAN - Nov 1942
Ben Line vessel ss BENDORAN
This is a verbatim account of the logbook of ss BENDORAN transcribed from The National Archives, Kew, BT 381/2254.
19/11/1942 at 8.40 GMT. 18°12S 6°42W
This is to certify that the following survivors ex ss "CITY OF CAIRO" were picked up.
|James Friel||Third Radio Officer||do|
|Bdr Jones||2059233 - Deck Hand||Manchester|
|Bryce Kerr||1820177 do||Kirkintilloch|
|James Murphy||6292727 do||Dartford, Kent|
|Kenneth MacLennan||C/JX249221 do||Achagarve, Ross-shire|
|Alexander Marshall||of Glasgow.|
|Lady May V.H. Almond and children|
|Basil G. Francis R.H. Eleanor S. David L.||of Polstead Colchester.|
|Mrs Eileen M. Sims, and children|
|Mary. David. Lisa. Esther.||of Lifford. Co Donegal. Ireland.|
|Miss Cecilia Norris||of Prestwich, Manchester.|
|Mr & Mrs A.D. Miller||7 Bloomsbury Square London.|
|Miss Evelyn Ashdown||of Shrewsbury.|
|Robert Keith||of Grantown on Spey.|
|George E. Faun||of Ealing London.|
|T.G. Green||of Mumbles Swansea.|
|Sir John R. Dain||c/o Lloyds Bank Pall Mall London.|
|Lewis Scaife||of Newcastle on Tyne.|
Also 20 Lascars.
19/11/42 18.30 GMT 18°45S 5°10W
This is to certify that L. Scaife a survivor of ss "CITY OF CAIRO" died from Heart Failure due to Exposure and Heart Disease, and was buried at sea. Doctor Miller who was also a survivor certified to the above cause of death. A spectacle case found on the deceased person has the name L. Scaife. 49 Earls Rd Fenham Newcastle on Tyne, on the inside. This was the only means of identification found on him.
6 in. case containing spectacles.
19/11/42 18.40 GMT 15°12S 6°42W
This is to certify that the following names are those of the native survivors.
|Chan Khan (Hingu Khan)|
|Shek Baboo Shek Mathe|
|Shek Madauy Shek Penoo|
|Shek Alahauddin Ahmed Shek|
|Abdul Rayack Abdul Majid|
|Domun Lall Chand|
|John C. Fernandes|
|Abdulla Khadar Abdulla|
|Shek Hassan Shek Imam|
|Bodis Rahmann Ahmuode|
|Mohamad Salin Mohamad Hussain|
|Luthe Miha Tayulla|
|Mahamed Karim Jummagol|
The log is signed by the Master, Capt. W.C.Wilson and the Chief Officer R.A. Morrison.
I have tried to transcribe the names of the Lascar's correctly from the document, but due to the difficulty with the original document there will be spelling mistakes, please bear this in mind.