Hawaiian men aboard the Aztec, 1917.

Cables Names of Men Aboard Aztec

The fate of the Hawaiians who were aboard the steamer Aztec, recently sunk by a German submarine, is still unknown, Delegate Kuhio has cabled to Speaker H. L. Holstein.

The following cablegram, giving the correct names of the Hawaiians aboard the Aztec, was received this morning.

“Speaker Holstein,


“Information from New York agents is Hawaiians on Aztec were Julian Macomber, Charles Kanai, Ekela Kaohi, John Davis, Henry Rice, Charles Nakalo. Fate unkonwn. Will cable when fate is known.


(Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 4/5/1917, p. 1)

Cables Names of Men Aboard Aztec

Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Volume XXIV, Number 7793, Page 1. April 5, 1917.

Hawaiian boys casualties of WWI, 1917.


Washington, April 3—There are five Hawaiian boys thought to have been killed along with 16 Americans when the American steamer the Aztec was sunk. This ship was sunk outside of the seas of France by the German submarine without being given prior time for the captain and his sailors to prepare themselves on the previous Sabbath. Amongst the Americans  who are thought to have died are some sailors of the navy which the government placed aboard the ship when it left Newtown of Brest, the place of the shipwrecks of past [?? New York for Brest]. These are the first sailors of the navy to become victims of the Prussians as they attacked without giving time for them to distance themselves from the calamity of the sea placed upon them, and it is believed that Germany is at fault for breaking the pact with America by Germany starting its massacre with its submarines. This is the Brests where some of the shipwrecked of some of the skiffs landed [??] here below are the names of the Hawaiian boys:

Julian R. Masomber [Julian R. Macomber], Honolulu.

Charles Pinapolo, Honolulu.

Ekila Kaohi [Ekila Kaoki], Hawaii.

Tota Davisfi [Tato Davis], Hawaii.

H. K. Price, Hawaii. Continue reading