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Soloman Syed was an Indian seaman aboard the Obra Dinn during her last voyage in 1802. He caught a fatal lung disease and succumbed to it.

Story and fate

Syed was a seaman and was responsible for the ship's manual labor. He was first seen loading cargo onto the ship in Falmouth and witnessed the accidental death of seaman Samuel Peters.[1]

Later, off the coast of Portugal, he and a fellow crewmate, Renfred Rajub, died of a lung disease that they had caught in a lascar house back in England.[2] Surgeon Henry Evans could only rule out consumption as the cause.[3]

The East India Company insurance assessment of the Obra Dinn incident awarded Syed's estate £15 in outstanding wages.[4]


Syed can be identified during A Bitter Cold, part 1, when his compatriot William Wasim addresses him by name, trying to get him to drink.


Syed appeared in all memories up to his death, as well as the Under Way sketch


  1. In Loose Cargo, part 1
  2. Syed dies in A Bitter Cold, part 1, Rajub in A Bitter Cold, part 2.
  3. In A Bitter Cold, part 2
  4. Stated in the insurance assessment book in the epilogue if Syed's fate is deduced correctly.