152. Lo Tafchidunu — Maria Cristina
Departed Civitavecchia, Italy 11 Dec 1947, arrived 22 Dec 1947
ex-Maria Cristina, built 1946, 371 gross tons, wood 2-mast schooner
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