134. HaMapil Ha’Almoni — San Miguel
Departed Sète, France 3 Feb 1947, arrived 17 Feb 1947
ex-San Miguel, ex-Runeberg, ex-J.L. Runeberg, built 1876, 472 gross tons, iron passenger steamer
Also called Herouth or Elena. Formerly the Swedish coastal steamer Runeberg. Heavy resistance to boarding, captured by frigate St. Austell Bay and towed in by minesweeper Welfare. No resistance to deportation. 462 men, 212 women, 133 children.
Name means “The Unknown Immigrant.”
Photograph source: Algerine Associates