HaChayal Ha’Ivri

117. HaChayal Ha’Ivri — Hochelaga

type: str
Departed Antwerp, Belgium 14 Jul 1946, arrived 31 Jul 1946

ex-Hochelaga, ex-HMCS Hochelaga, ex-Waturus, built 1900, 628 gross tons, passenger steamer, former yacht

550 passengers

Mostly young people, with 70 aged 12 to 16. Captured at sea by British destroyer Saumarez.

Name means “The Jewish Soldier.”

Photograph source: Leaning Masts

Name HaChayal Ha’Ivri
Voyage Number
Flag Honduras
Gross tons / Year Built 628/1900
Sailing Date 14 Jul 1946
Country of departure Belgium
Arrival date in Palestine 31 Jul 1946
Result of voyage arrested
Number of immigrants on board 550
Organizer of voyage

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