Lo Tafchidunu

152. Lo Tafchidunu — Maria Cristina

type: schr
Departed Civitavecchia, Italy 11 Dec 1947, arrived 22 Dec 1947

ex-Maria Cristina, built 1946, 371 gross tons, wood 2-mast schooner

884 passengers

A tidy vessel, no resistance to capture by destroyer Verulam, and towed in by sloop Mermaid. Three journalists on board, including Meyer Levin, who made a documentary film. Passengers included 150 children.

Name means “Unafraid.”

Photograph source: http://palyam.org

Name Lo Tafchidunu
Voyage Number
Flag Italy
Gross tons / Year Built 371/1946
Sailing Date 11 Dec 1947
Country of departure Italy
Arrival date in Palestine 22 Dec 1947
Result of voyage arrested
Number of immigrants on board 884
Organizer of voyage

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