The Red Duster The Merchant Navy Crest

ss CITY OF CAIRO

A tribute to the British Merchant Navy - they also served!

The Ellerman Hall vessel ss CITY OF CAIRO torpedoed on 6th November 1942

Boats

Table of Occupants

No.8 Lifeboat (55) - Thomas Gerard Green
Name Position Fate
Thomas G. Green Passenger Rescued by ss BENDORAN
James Friel Third Radio Officer Rescued by ss BENDORAN
Michael Campbell Quartermaster Rescued by ss BENDORAN
Robert McKelvie Quartermaster Rescued by ss BENDORAN
Lady M. Almond Passenger Rescued by ss BENDORAN
Basil Almond Passenger Rescued by ss BENDORAN
Francis Almond Passenger Rescued by ss BENDORAN
David Almond Passenger Rescued by ss BENDORAN
Susan Almond Passenger Rescued by ss BENDORAN
Evelyn Ashdown Passenger Rescued by ss BENDORAN
Sir John Dain Passenger Rescued by ss BENDORAN
Daniel McNeil Passenger Died at sea
Donald Miller Passenger Rescued by ss BENDORAN
Dr. Marjorie Miller Passenger Rescued by ss BENDORAN
Cecillia Norris Passenger Rescued by ss BENDORAN
Lewis Scaife Passenger - Chief Engineer, MN Died aboard ss BENDORAN
Eileen Simms Passenger Rescued by ss BENDORAN
Mary Simms Passenger Rescued by ss BENDORAN
David Simms Passenger Rescued by ss BENDORAN
Lisa Simms Passenger Rescued by ss BENDORAN
Esther Simms Passenger Rescued by ss BENDORAN
George E. Faun Passenger Rescued by ss BENDORAN
Robert Keith Passenger Rescued by ss BENDORAN
Alexander Marshall Passenger Rescued by ss BENDORAN
James A. Scott Electrician Rescued by ss BENDORAN
John H. Jones D.E.M.S. Gunner (Army R.A.) Rescued by ss BENDORAN
Bryce Kerr D.E.M.S. Gunner (Army R.A.) Rescued by ss BENDORAN
James Murphy D.E.M.S. Gunner (Army R.A.) Rescued by ss BENDORAN
Kenneth MacLennan D.E.M.S. Gunner (Royal Navy) Rescued by ss BENDORAN
Also in this boat were 26 Lascars - 6 died at sea.
See In Memoriam page for the names of Lascar seafarers who died.

On 19th November 1942, after 13 days at sea in an open boat. (48) survivors were rescued by the ss BENDORAN. As recorded above, Lewis Scaife died that same afternoon aboard BENDORAN and was buried at sea. The remaining (47) landed at Cape Town.

Awards No.8 Boat
Name Award
Passenger Thomas G. Green MBE(Civ)