128. Latrun — San Dimitrio

type: str
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

1279 passengers

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

Name Latrun
Voyage Number
Flag Panama
Gross tons / Year Built 733/1871
Sailing Date 19 Oct 1946
Country of departure France
Arrival date in Palestine 1 Nov 1946
Result of voyage arrested
Number of immigrants on board 1279
Organizer of voyage

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