128. Latrun — San Dimitrio
Departed La Ciotat, France 19 Oct 1946, arrived 1 Nov 1946
ex-San Dimitrio, ex-Södra Sverige, built 1871, 733 gross tons, iron passenger steamer
Formerly Swedish coastal steamer Södra Sverige. Arrived leaking and listing heavily, 4 persons died en route. Despite resistance, with use of tear gas, ship was captured by the destroyer Chivalrous and minesweeper Octavia. Refugees were taken to Cyprus on the Empire Heywood and Ocean Vigour.
Name: The prison where Jewish leaders were detained in June 1946.
Photograph source: Algerine Associates