Lily

76. Lily

Departed Mersin, Turkey Jul 1943, arrived Famagusta, Cyprus Jan 1943

Former Danish auxiliary yacht

30 passengers

Organized by Mossad

Danish yatch Lily was purchased by Mossad 1941 in Istanbul to transfer refugees who had reached Turkey to Palestine. Boat was unregistered and Turkey would not permit the boat to transfer passengers from the Struma. In spring of 1943 permission was received to move the boat to Mersin. In July 1943 Lily took 30 Bulgarian refugees from Mersin to Cyprus. It sailed for Haifa with no passengers but was sunk by gunfire from German submarine U-596 off Beirut on 21 Aug 1943.

Name Lily
Voyage Number
Flag Romania
Gross tons / Year Built 132/unk
Sailing Date Jul-43
Country of departure Turkey
Arrival date in Palestine Jul-43
Result of voyage overland
Number of immigrants on board 30
Organizer of voyage Mossad

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