57. Hilda (Orion)

Departed Sulina, Romania 8 Jan 1940, arrived 24-Jan-1940

ex- Aghios Nicolaos, ex- Sophia Costala, ex-Centavros, ex- Centauro, built 1884, 792 gross tons, steamer.

729 passengers

Also named Orion. Group from Bratislava came down the Danube, holding a collective Paraguayan visa. The ship was supposed to pick up the Kladovo group (No.54), icebound. Hilda took on the refugees at Sulina, but departure was delayed for over a month because of difficulties getting a crew, and then the ship was damaged in a storm. Interned at Atlit.

Photograph source: Dan Exner

Name Hilda
Voyage Number
Flag Greece
Gross tons / Year Built 792/1884
Sailing Date 8-Jan-40
Country of departure Romania
Arrival date in Palestine 24-Jan-40
Result of voyage arrested
Number of immigrants on board 729
Organizer of voyage Mossad

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