132. Lanegev — Merica

type: brigantine
Departed Sète, France 18 Jan 1947, arrived 9 Feb 1947

ex-Merica, ex-Franco, built 1875, 296 gross tons, wood 2-mast auxiliary brigantine

647 passengers

Stopped by destroyer Chieftain and captured after fierce resistance to boarding. One refugee died in hospital. Refugees including 395 men, 181 women, and 60 children were taken to Cyprus on Empire Heywood.

Name means “To the Negev.”

Photograph source: Haganah Archives

Name Lanegev
Voyage Number
Flag Italy
Gross tons / Year Built 296/1875
Sailing Date 18 Jan 1947
Country of departure France
Arrival date in Palestine 9 Feb 1947
Result of voyage arrested
Number of immigrants on board 647
Organizer of voyage

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