119. Biriah — Akbel
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
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