119. Biriah — Akbel

type: str
Departed Sète, France 22 Jun 1946, arrived 2 Jul 1946

ex-Akbel, ex-Ayten, ex-Serefnur, ex-Cheref-Nour, ex-Firouze, ex-Nish, ex-Thessaloniki, ex-Lefkas, ex-Neva, built 1896, 294 gross tons, small steamer

1108 passengers

Passengers transferred at sea from Haganah (No. 118). Arrested by British destroyer Virago. Plague on board was suspected. I.F. Stone, the American journalist, was on board.

Name: Biriah was a settlement in Galilee razed by the British and rebuilt in 1946.

Book: “Underground to Palestine” by I.F. Stone (1946).

Photograph source: Leaning Masts

Name Biriah
Voyage Number
Flag Turkey
Gross tons / Year Built 294/1898
Sailing Date 22 Jun 1946
Country of departure from #118
Arrival date in Palestine 1 Jul 1946
Result of voyage arrested
Number of immigrants on board 1108
Organizer of voyage

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