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

Crew List (European)

Below is the final crew list of Europeans (49) from the ss "CITY OF CAIRO". The information is from the National Archives, Kew, London, from file BT 381/1828. The numbers on the left of the table correspond to each seafarers position on the Articles of Agreement. Of the 51 seafarers who signed Articles, 2 left prior to the last voyage, 35 survived the sinking and 14 were lost. *1 survivor, Third Officer Whyte, was later lost on ss "CITY OF PRETORIA" while returning home as a DBS.

Please see the next page Lascars for the crew list of Asiatic seamen.

Final Crew List (Europeans) (49), ss CITY OF CAIRO, 1942
No Name Age Position Birthplace Remarks
1 Rogerson W.A. 48 Master Liverpool Discharged at sea 6/11/1942
2 Britt S.E.D. 41 Chief Officer Bournemouth Died in lifeboat
3 Boundy L. 43 Second Officer Liverpool Discharged at sea 6/11/1942
4 Whyte J.A. 24 Third Officer Erith Deceased ss CITY OF PRETORIA 4/3/1943*
5 Stubbs W. 34 Fourth Officer W. Hartlepool Discharged at sea 6/11/1942
6 Peever H. 49 Chief Radio Officer Birkenhead Missing supposed drowned
7 Humphreys T.A.V. 25 Second Radio Officer Aberaman Died in lifeboat
8 Friel J. 16 Third Radio Officer Glasgow Discharged at sea 6/11/1942
9 Campbell M.C. 47 Carpenter Tiree Discharged at sea 6/11/1942
10 McKelvie R.C. 48 Quartermaster Wexford do
11 Ironside R.J. 29 Quartermaster Paisley Died in lifeboat
12 Campbell M. 41 Quartermaster Glasgow Discharged at sea 6/11/1942
13 MacLean M. 20 Quartermaster Isle of Barra Discharged at sea 6/11/1942
14 MacNeil P. 19 Quartermaster Dumfries Discharged at sea 6/11/1942
15 MacDonald A.W.D. 29 Quartermaster Errol Prisoner of War
16 Faulds R.A. 59 Chief Engineer Tilliecoultry Discharged at sea 6/11/1942
17 Gerner R.H. 42 Second Engineer Blyth Discharged at sea 6/11/1942
18 Griffin W.B. 53 Third Engineer Hull 12/7/42 Discharged at Cape Town
19 Broomby H.D. 22 Fourth Engineer Liverpool Discharged at sea 6/11/1942
20 Pirrie W.T. 27 Fifth Engineer Arbroath Died in lifeboat
21 Noble D.D. 23 Sixth Engineer Cruden Bay Died in lifeboat
22 Mountain L. 21 Assistant Engineer Newport Discharged at sea 6/11/1942
23 Dick D. 23 Assistant Engineer Govan Discharged at sea 6/11/1942
24 Scott J.A. 32 Electrician Bothwell Discharged at sea
25 Stobbart F. 26 Engine Rm Storeman Wallasey Died in lifeboat
26 McQuone F.B. 49 Chief Steward/Purser Derby do
27 Williams C.N. 30 Second Steward Liverpool Discharged at sea 6/11/1942
28 Edmead J.C. 37 Third Steward Levershulme Discharged at sea 6/11/1942
Blank - not signed
30 Couch A. 64 Stewardess Liverpool Died in lifeboat
31 Quantrill D. 25 Surgeon Litchfield Discharged at sea 6/11/1942
32 Edward W.A. 41 Deck Hand London D.E.M.S. - Discharged at sea 6/11/1942
33 Skinner D. 33 Deck Hand Wick D.E.M.S. - do
34 Morris J.V. 19 Deck Hand West Derby D.E.M.S. - do
35 MacLennan K. 28 Deck Hand Aultbea D.E.M.S. - do
36 Martin J. 18 Deck Hand Stranraer D.E.M.S. - do
37 Porterfield H.M. 20 Deck Hand Clydebank D.E.M.S. - do
38 Jones J.H. 34 Deck Hand South Wales D.E.M.S. - do
39 Kerr B. 30 Deck Hand Glasgow D.E.M.S. - do
40 Cockill A. 33 Deck Hand Hull D.E.M.S. - do
41 Murphy J. 26 Deck Hand Dover D.E.M.S. - do
42 Dyer J. 32 Assistant Steward Rochdale 17/9/42, Bombay, to ss CITY OF LONDON
43 Morton G. ?? Steward ?? Discharged at sea 6/11/1942
44 Dobson A.R.C. 48 Quartermaster Middlesbrough Died in lifeboat
45 Nuttall J. 28 Butcher Liverpool Died in lifeboat
46 McGregor W. 27 Supernumerary 3rd Eng Leith do
47 Barnes S.H. 45 Supernumerary 2nd Stewd Hendon do
48 Cullinane J. 27 Assistant Steward Liverpool Discharged at sea 6/11/1942
49 Codling L.T. 23 Barman London do
50 McKechnie C. ?? Baker Helensburgh do
51 Taggart A. 50 Stewardess Montrose Died in lifeboat
  Ritchie W.B. 19 Cadet Aberdeen Discharged at sea 6/11/1942
Survivors = 35 | Casualties = 14