146. Af Al Pi Chen — Farida
Departed Mondragone, near Gaeta, Italy 15 Sep 1947, arrived 27 Sep 1947
ex-Farida, ex-LCT(3) 441, built 1944, 350 gross tons; former landing craft
Carried 322 men, 115 women and 8 children, who boarded this converted landing craft near Gaeta, Italy. Captured by the destroyer Talybont after violent resistance; one person was killed and 10 injured. Taken to Cyprus on the Empire Rest and Empire Comfort.
Name means “In Spite of All, Yes!” and refers to the first little ships leaving Europe in 1938.