Darien II

65. Darien II

Departed Constanta, Romania 19-Feb-1941, arrived 19-Mar-1941

ex-Sophia S., ex-Orphir, ex-Pole Star, built 1892, 459 gross tons, former salvage vessel

878 passengers

Organized by Mossad

Darien was obtained to rescue the Kladovo group (No. 54) but the Jewish Agency agreed to turn it over to British intelligence to sink her in the Danube. Mossad agents in Istanbul refused to carry out these orders. The ship was already loaded with 380 refugees at Constanta, then embarked 370 in Varna and sailed on 19 Feb 1941, picking up the remaining survivors of the Salvador at Istanbul. Arriving at Haifa, the passengers were supposed to be deported to Mauritius (see Atlantic No. 61) but no ship was available and they were interned at Athlit.

Name Darien II
Voyage Number
Flag Panama
Gross tons / Year Built 459/1892
Sailing Date 19-Feb-41
Country of departure Romania
Arrival date in Palestine 19-Mar-41
Result of voyage arrested
Number of immigrants on board 878
Organizer of voyage Mossad

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