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

Passenger List

Below is the list of all those who were travelling as passengers (101) on board the ss CITY OF CAIRO. (23) passengers lost their lives and (78) survived. Of the 23 who lost their lives, 2 died in St Helena shortly after their rescue: Lawrence McGaffney 20th November and one month later Herbert Shenton 20th December, 1942.

The majority of those that were rescued by ss CLAN ALPINE (Lifeboat's No. 5, 6 and 7) on 19th November 1942 were eventually repatriated to the UK on TSS NESTOR, arriving Liverpool on 5th April 1943.

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TSS NESTOR

TSS NESTOR

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ss STRAAT SOENDA

ss STRAAT SOENDA

The majority of those that were rescued by ss BENDORAN (Lifeboat No.8) on 19th November 1942 were eventually repatriated to the UK on ss STRAAT SOENDA, arriving Belfast on 17th January 1943.

Passenger List (101), ss CITY OF CAIRO, 1942
Name Age Remarks
Survivors = 78 | Casualties = 23
Tingle W.B. 44 Died 6 November 1942 - during the sinking.
McLean REV. L. 56 Died 6 November 1942 - during the sinking.
Gordon C.J. 47 Died 6 November 1942 - during the sinking.
Marr F.A. 49 Died 6 November 1942 - during the sinking.
Napier G.E. 32 No.1 lifeboat - died at sea.
Tagg J. 26 No.1 lifeboat - died at sea.
McCall T.D. 44 No.1 lifeboat - died at sea.
Crichton M.D. 58 No.1 lifeboat - died at sea.
Lane H. 32 No.1 lifeboat - died at sea.
Green J.B. 64 No.1 lifeboat - died at sea.
Jarman D. 21 No.1 lifeboat - rescued but died aboard ss RHAKOTIS, 17 December 1942.
Little R. 61 No.1 lifeboat - died at sea.
Oakley J.T. 57 No.1 lifeboat - died at sea.
Tasker Dr. R.H. 50 No.1 lifeboat - died at sea.
Watkins-Ball B.R. 28 No.1 lifeboat - died at sea.
Watts R.H. 31 No.1 lifeboat - died at sea.
Gordon M. 32 No.4 lifeboat - rescued by Brazillian minesweeper, CARAVELAS.
Powell F.G.C. 25 No.4 lifeboat - died at sea.
Solomon W.C. 31 No.4 lifeboat - died at sea.
Shenton H. 48 No.5 lifeboat - rescued by ss CLAN ALPINE. Died, St Helena 20 December 1942.
Bullen F.M. 31 No.5 lifeboat - rescued by ss CLAN ALPINE.
Bullen Mstr M.J. 2 No.5 lifeboat - rescued by ss CLAN ALPINE.
Bullen Mstr P.G. 2 No.5 lifeboat - rescued by ss CLAN ALPINE.
Chapman J.G. 57 No.5 lifeboat - rescued by ss CLAN ALPINE.
Chapman S.A. 45 No.5 lifeboat - rescued by ss CLAN ALPINE.
Gavin F.W. 37 No.5 lifeboat - rescued by ss CLAN ALPINE.
Gavin Miss S.M. 10 No.5 lifeboat - rescued by ss CLAN ALPINE.
MacFarland J. ?? No.5 lifeboat - rescued by ss CLAN ALPINE.
McGaffney L. 38 No.5 lifeboat - rescued by ss CLAN ALPINE. Died, St Helena 20 November 1942.
McGaffney C. 31 No.5 lifeboat - rescued by ss CLAN ALPINE.
McGaffney Miss C. 3 No.5 lifeboat - rescued by ss CLAN ALPINE.
McGaffney Miss P. 2 No.5 lifeboat - rescued by ss CLAN ALPINE.
Redl J.A. 28 No.5 lifeboat - rescued by ss CLAN ALPINE.
Redl Mstr D.A.W. 2 No.5 lifeboat - rescued by ss CLAN ALPINE.
Richardson K.S. 78 No.5 lifeboat - died at sea.
Saunders C. 30 No.5 lifeboat - rescued by ss CLAN ALPINE.
Tempest A.B. 17 No.5 lifeboat - rescued by ss CLAN ALPINE.
Usher G.F.M. 53 No.5 lifeboat - rescued by ss CLAN ALPINE.
Waters G. 38 No.5 lifeboat - rescued by ss CLAN ALPINE.
Parkinson T.E.B. 29 No.5 lifeboat - rescued by ss CLAN ALPINE.
Dodds R. 23 No.5 lifeboat - rescued by ss CLAN ALPINE.
Nutter G. 35 No.6 lifeboat - rescued by ss CLAN ALPINE.
Blagrave-Dean F.G. 51 No.6 lifeboat - rescued by ss CLAN ALPINE.
Chambers V.H. 23 No.6 lifeboat - rescued by ss CLAN ALPINE.
Clark M. 67 No.6 lifeboat - rescued by ss CLAN ALPINE.
Cooke R.O.A. 60 No.6 lifeboat - rescued by ss CLAN ALPINE.
Godleib E.R. 25 No.6 lifeboat - rescued by ss CLAN ALPINE.
Kariakin V. 37 No.6 lifeboat - rescued by ss CLAN ALPINE.
Kariakin G. 33 No.6 lifeboat - rescued by ss CLAN ALPINE.
Kendall D.E. 25 No.6 lifeboat - rescued by ss CLAN ALPINE.
Kendall Mstr C.M.J. 3 No.6 lifeboat - rescued by ss CLAN ALPINE.
Krakovski G. 23 No.6 lifeboat - rescued by ss CLAN ALPINE.
Marr P. 40 No.6 lifeboat - rescued by ss CLAN ALPINE.
Racher A.S.G. 45 No.6 lifeboat - rescued by ss CLAN ALPINE.
Williams D. 59 No.6 lifeboat - rescued by ss CLAN ALPINE.
Williams M.M. 58 No.6 lifeboat - rescued by ss CLAN ALPINE.
Williams V. 21 No.6 lifeboat - rescued by ss CLAN ALPINE.
Dey A. 54 No.6 lifeboat - rescued by ss CLAN ALPINE.
Elliot E.V. 22 No.6 lifeboat - rescued by ss CLAN ALPINE.
Petrie E.M. 42 No.6 lifeboat - rescued by ss CLAN ALPINE.
Birchman E.M. 27 No.7 lifeboat - rescued by ss CLAN ALPINE.
Davies REV. D.W. 34 No.7 lifeboat - rescued by ss CLAN ALPINE.
Davies J.E. 35 No.7 lifeboat - rescued by ss CLAN ALPINE.
Davis Miss A.E. 4 No.7 lifeboat - rescued by ss CLAN ALPINE.
Davis Miss J.E. 3 No.7 lifeboat - rescued by ss CLAN ALPINE.
Dickey R.S. 52 No.7 lifeboat - rescued by ss CLAN ALPINE.
Dickey E.I. 57 No.7 lifeboat - rescued by ss CLAN ALPINE.
Dieckhaus W.F. 31 No.7 lifeboat - rescued by ss CLAN ALPINE.
Dieckhaus A.P. 26 No.7 lifeboat - rescued by ss CLAN ALPINE.
Dieckhaus Mstr W.F. 2 No.7 lifeboat - rescued by ss CLAN ALPINE.
Jaspar P.E. 37 No.7 lifeboat - rescued by ss CLAN ALPINE.
Jaspar J. 33 No.7 lifeboat - rescued by ss CLAN ALPINE.
Jaspar Mstr M.M. 6 No.7 lifeboat - rescued by ss CLAN ALPINE.
Rooksby W. 41 No.7 lifeboat - rescued by ss CLAN ALPINE.
Rooksby M. 41 No.7 lifeboat - rescued by ss CLAN ALPINE.
Skea R. 37 No.7 lifeboat - rescued by ss CLAN ALPINE.
Silcock A. 53 No.7 lifeboat - rescued by ss CLAN ALPINE.
Turner J.R. 50 No.7 lifeboat - rescued by ss CLAN ALPINE.
Waddell REV. R. 32 No.7 lifeboat - rescued by ss CLAN ALPINE.
Green A. 51 No.7 lifeboat - rescued by ss CLAN ALPINE.
Green T.G. 41 No.8 lifeboat - rescued by ss BENDORAN.
Almond Lady M. 49 No.8 lifeboat - rescued by ss BENDORAN.
Almond B. 16 No.8 lifeboat - rescued by ss BENDORAN.
Almond F. 13 No.8 lifeboat - rescued by ss BENDORAN.
Almond D. 12 No.8 lifeboat - rescued by ss BENDORAN.
Almond S. 10 No.8 lifeboat - rescued by ss BENDORAN.
Ashdown E. 54 No.8 lifeboat - rescued by ss BENDORAN.
Dain Sir J. 59 No.8 lifeboat - rescued by ss BENDORAN.
McNeil D. 60 No.8 lifeboat - died at sea
Miller D. 49 No.8 lifeboat - rescued by ss BENDORAN.
Miller Dr. M. 51 No.8 lifeboat - rescued by ss BENDORAN.
Norris C. 61 No.8 lifeboat - rescued by ss BENDORAN.
Scaife L. 66 No.8 lifeboat - rescued but died aboard ss BENDORAN, 19 November 1942.
Simms E. 40 No.8 lifeboat - rescued by ss BENDORAN.
Simms M. 12 No.8 lifeboat - rescued by ss BENDORAN.
Simms D. 10 No.8 lifeboat - rescued by ss BENDORAN.
Simms L. 7 No.8 lifeboat - rescued by ss BENDORAN.
Simms Miss E. 3 No.8 lifeboat - rescued by ss BENDORAN.
Faun G.E. ?? No.8 lifeboat - rescued by ss BENDORAN.
Keith R. ?? No.8 lifeboat - rescued by ss BENDORAN.
Marshall A. ?? No.8 lifeboat - rescued by ss BENDORAN.