Departed Constanta, Romania 26-Jun-1939, wrecked 3 Jul 1939
ex- Brato, ex- Firdo, built 1919, 522 gross tons, wood steamer
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