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ss CITY OF CAIRO

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

Crew List (Lascar)

Below is the final crew list of Asiatics (Lascars), (152) from the ss CITY OF CAIRO. This total includes the two spare Lascar crews who were travelling to the UK for service on other ships. The information is from the National Archives, Kew, London, from file BT 381/1828.

There are bound to be some spelling mistakes with the list due to some difficulty reading the hand writing in the original document.

For those Lascars who died at sea and are commemorated with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC), you may notice, on their website, that some of the names have been shortened and in some cases spelt differently from those on this list. All the names on this website have been transcribed direct from the official crew list. The numbers on the left of the table correspond to the seafarers position on the Articles of Agreement. Of the 158 Asiatic crew aboard, 6 left the ship prior to the last voyage, 70 were lost and 82 survived. Of the 70 who were lost, SK Hassan SK Imam, died in Cape Town on 9th April 1943 from Pulmonary TB, Ranoo Panna died in St Helena on 20th November 1942 and Sultan Khan died in St Helena on 7th February 1943.

I am indebted to Roger Griffiths for the complete list below.

Final Crew List (Lascars) (152), ss CITY OF CAIRO, 1942
No Name Position Joined Remarks
2 SK Baboo SK Allee Deck Serang Bombay 24/9/1942 Discharged at sea 6/11/1942 
3 Abdoola Mahomed 1st Tindal do do
4 SK Abdool Cader SK Oomer 2nd Tindal do do
5 SK Abdool Rahim SK Hasson Deck Cassab do Missing supposed drowned
6 SK Hoosein SK Mohdeen Seaman do do
7 SK Omer SK Abdul Kader do do Discharged at sea 6/11/1942
8 SK Babu SK Kamal do do Missing supposed drowned
9 Sulleyman SK Kamal do do do
10 Mahd Mai Comjee do do Discharged at sea 6/11/1942
11 Abdool Cader SK Rajab do do do
12 Sulleyman Esmail do do do
13 Hussein Mayan do do do
14 Abdul Currim SK Oosman do do Missing supposed drowned
15 Abdul Latif SK Ebrahim do do Discharged at sea 6/11/1942
16 SK Hassan SK Imam do do Died, Cape Town 9/4/1943 - Pulmonary TB*
17 SK Rajab Fackeer Hamad do do Missing supposed drowned
18 Abdul Cadir Abdulla do do Discharged at sea 6/11/1942
19 Shekoo SK Kamal do do do
20 Abdoolla Moosa Bhandry do do
21 Panja Choram Sinquram Deck Topass do Missing supposed drowned
22 Ramaja Senaia do do do
23 Abdul Majeed Khandia Barber do Discharged at sea 6/11/1942
24 Budroodin Baba Fireman Serang do Missing supposed drowned
25 SK Hoosein SK Mahomed 1st Tindal do Deserted Bombay 30/9/1942
26 SK Abdulla Mahd Jaffer 2nd Tindal do Discharged at sea 6/11/1942
27 Moyahen Neamub 3rd Tindal do do
28 SK Allee Abdooramon Donkeyman do Missing supposed drowned
29 Baba Fackeersab do do do
30 Cader Esmail do do do
31 Sharfoodin SK Oosman Greaser do do
32 Abdul Jabbes Fasm Meah do do Discharged at sea 6/11/1942
33 Budiov Rahman Ahmuode Allee do do do
34 Currim Hasson Fireman do Missing supposed drowned
35 Said Peer Mea Syed Moosa Fireman do do
36 Baboo Rasoo do do Discharged at sea 6/11/1942
37 Hoosein Ebahim do do Missing supposed drowned
38 Amed Mahomed do do do
39 SK Hoosein Mahomed Jaffer do do do
40 SK Hassan Mahomed Jaffer do do Discharged at sea 6/11/1942
41 Abdoolla Mahomed do do do
42 Mahabat Jeenkhan do do Missing supposed drowned
43 Tovakal Khamis do do Discharged at sea 6/11/1942
44 Ahmed Mahbode do do Missing supposed drowned
45 Ansar Hossein Sakawat Hossein do do do
46 Alijan Bhulla do do do
47 SK Ayoob Ebraim do do do
48 Potilk Meah Fayoola do do Discharged at sea 6/11/1942
49 Allee Ahmed do do do
50 Madan Gavee do do do
51 SK Esmail SK Dawood Trimmer do Missing supposed drowned
52 Mahd Caslum SK Usmann do do Deserted Capetown 31/10/42
53 Mahiuddin Dawood do do Missing supposed drowned
54 Abraham Esmail do do Discharged at sea 6/11/1942
55 Ebahim Mian do do do
56 Bashir Hassan do do Missing supposed drowned
57 Abdul Jaffer Mahamod Shumer do do Discharged at sea 6/11/1942
58 Abdooraman Massodsha do do do
59 Esmail SK Hussain do do do
60 Khalil Rahman do do Missing supposed drowned
61 Abdulla Ahmed do do Deserted Capetown 31/10/42
62 Ebahim Alisab do do Missing supposed drowned
63 Mohamed Siddiq Abdul Gafoor do do do
64 Abdull Wajaddin do do Discharged at sea 6/11/1942
65 Mahomed Cheedy Bashoham do do do
66 Rasool Jooman Bhandry do Missing supposed drowned
67 Makhmad Khan Trimmer do Discharged at sea 6/11/1942
68 Losha Khan Abdul Gamy do do do
69 Abdulla Abdool Somad Baker do do
70 Baboo Gomes Augustine Gomes Curry Cook do Missing supposed drowned
71 SK Sulaiman SK Mowhif 4th Cook do Discharged at sea 6/11/1942
72 Nizam Mahomed Jaffer Meah 3rd Cook do do
73 Abdul Majed Abdul Hamid Bhandry's Mate do do
74 Pancham Mahan Butcher do Missing supposed drowned
75 Chunder Modhoo Butcher's Mate do do
76 SK Baboo Abdul Head Waiter do do
77 Abdool Hamid Leakat Hussein Deck Steward do Discharged at sea 6/11/1942
78 Ghulam Rasul Nawabjan Barman do Killed by explosion 6/11/1942
79 Sadhoo SK Setale Asst Barman do Discharged at sea 6/11/1942
80 SK Maghole Mahomed Eusoof S.R. Boy do Missing supposed drowned
81 Chan Khan Hingu Khan Boy do Discharged at sea 6/11/1942
82 Syed Rahmann Macksomali General Servant do do
83 Lakoo Ram Shew Lochan Dhobie do Missing supposed drowned
84 Wazir Ali Nokie Tireah General Servant do Discharged at sea 6/11/1942
85 Muninuzzamon A. Rahman do do do
86 Mahomed Ishaq Mahd Hossein do do do
87 Ghulam Rasul Nawabjan do do Missing supposed drowned
88 Babu Motty do do Discharged at sea 6/11/1942
89 Sajila Baboo Nasirali do do Missing supposed drowned
90 SK Hashmat Mafijuddin do do Discharged at sea 6/11/1942
91 Mahomed Ali SK Abdul do do Missing supposed drowned
92 Hari Gamsa Masalchi do Discharged at sea 6/11/1942
93 Lookha Ramchunder Saloon Topass do Missing supposed drowned
94 Bhonda Ramchanem do do Discharged at sea 6/11/1942
95 William Gomes Cook do Missing supposed drowned
96 Pocha Gomes 2nd Cook do do
97 Francis Rozario do do do
98 SK Tajoo SK Ali Ashraf Scullion do do
99 Mahomed Eshaq A. Huq Chief Baker do Discharged at sea 6/11/1942
100 Sultan Khan 2nd Baker do Died St Helena 7/2/1943
101 SK Gammy SK Shmuoo Pantryman's Mate do Discharged at sea 6/11/1942
102 Abdul Rahim SK Abdool Captain's Boy do do
103 Govim Moonswammy M.R.Boy do do
104 Alauddin A. SK Joosman M.R. Boy's Mate do do
105 Abdul Aziz Munoon Ali General Servant do do
106 Ghulam Rahman Gadaruddin do do Missing supposed drowned
107 SK Mahd Ishaq do do do
108 Abdul Hamid Abdul Cader do do do
109 Abdool Gusmay Abdool Hawk do do Discharged at sea 6/11/1942
110 SK Kalloo Afzul Hosain do do Missing supposed drowned
111 Sulleyman Mahd Hanif do do do
112 Hamad Ali Mahd Azim do do Discharged at sea 6/11/1942
113 Rahim Bux Ata Hussein do do Missing supposed drowned
114 Shaimsher Khan Peenoo do do Discharged Durban 23/10/42
115 Abdul Razzack Ahmed do do Discharged at sea 6/11/1942
116 Baboo Moboo Abdul Razzaq do do do
117 SK Madauy SK Peenoo do do do
118 Baboo Khan Rasul Khan do do Missing supposed drowned
119 Abdul Razzaque Abdul Majid Bhandry do Discharged at sea 6/11/1942
120 Methuna Kusnia Masalchi do do
121 Panna Rannoo Saloon Topass do Died St Helena, 20/11/1942
122 Paharee Manglee do do Missing supposed drowned
123 Domun Lall Chaud do do Discharged at sea 6/11/1942
124 Mahomed Ishaq M. Ebahim Barber do do
125 Saifan Rahmann Ghulam Rahmann General Servant do do
126 Chan Khan Baboo Khan Night Watchman do do
127 Moyabool Pootoo do do do
128 Abdul Haq Mumsonali Pantryman do Deserted Bombay 30/9/1942
129 SK Sultan SK Lallee Pantryboy do do
130 Abdul Rashid Meheruddin 2nd Cook do Discharged at sea 6/11/1942
131 B. Rozario do do Missing supposed drowned
132 Sammel Mathew do do do
133 SK Tomizuddin SK Naimuddin do do do
134 Nadoo Mian Somodeali Fireman do Discharged at sea 6/11/1942
135 Soganali Luasmali do do do
136 Enathoolla Athoulil Mahd do do Missing supposed drowned
137 Cymatulla Subdarulla do do Discharged at sea 6/11/1942
138 Affei H. Khan Momsug Khan do do do
139 Abdul Wadud Mozauwilali do do do
140 Mahomed Salinn Mahd Hossein Trimmer do do
141 Abdulla Frak Fireman/Trimmer do Discharged at sea 6/11/1942
142 Abdulla Akbm Bakfiee do do do
143 Jallandar Samaradad do do do
144 SK Badelchuram Mahd Hazil do do do
145 Makmad Karim Joomer Gool do do do
146 Y.W. Castelino General Servant do Missing supposed drowned
147 Joao Fernandes do do do
148 Benjamin Pinto do do Discharged at sea 6/11/1942
149 John D'Jowza Rozario do do do
150 John Fernandes Ship's Cook do do
151 Nazareth Estrocio 2nd Cook do Missing supposed drowned
152 Ignacis R. Fernandes General Servant do Discharged at sea 6/11/1942
153 Damia Baptista do do Missing supposed drowned
154 A. Ferrao do do do
155 A. Antonio do do do
156 R. Desilva do do do
# Taju Fireman do do --- (not on crew agreement)
# Tamiz-ud-din Fireman/Trimmer do do --- (not on crew agreement)
# Inayat Ullah Boy do do --- (not on crew agreement
Survivors = 82 | Casualties = 70

The last three names above are not shown as having signed the ship's Articles of Agreement; however, they have been commemorated by the CWGC as having been lost from the ship.