42. Rim

Departed Constanta, Romania 26-Jun-1939, wrecked 3 Jul 1939

ex- Brato, ex- Firdo, built 1919, 522 gross tons, wood steamer

801 passengers

Organized by Betar

Rim sailed from Constanta amid scenes of desperation as several who could not get on board jumped into the water; 6 were drowned. Caught fire in the Aegean and off the west coast of Symi; passengers were able to save themselves by landing on an uninhabited island. They were saved by an Italian ship which brought them to Rhodes. Interned at Rhodes without their belongings, with no clothes and little food. Most of them were picked up there 10 August by Aghios Nicolaos (No.48).

Photograph source: Haganah Archives

Name Rim
Voyage Number
Flag Panama
Gross tons / Year Built 511/1919
Sailing Date 26-Jun-39
Country of departure Romania
Arrival date in Palestine 3-Jul-39
Result of voyage wrecked
Number of immigrants on board 801
Organizer of voyage Gornstein, Flesch

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