153. 29 beNovember — Giovanni Maria
Departed Corsica 14 Dec 1947, arrived 28 Dec 1947
ex-Giovanni Maria, ex-Kléber, built 1907, 280 gross tons, wood 3-mast barkentine
Passengers, including 124 children, transferred from LeKommemiyut (No. 159) off Corsica. Captured by HMS Chevron, no resistance. Taken to Cyprus on the Ocean Vigour. Also called He’Chalutz.
Name refers to the date of the United Nations resolution approving the partition of Palestine into Jewish and Arab states.
Photograph source: Leaning Masts