46. Rudnitchar 1
Departed Varna, Bulgaria 1-Aug-1939, arrived 18-Aug-1939
ex- Aghios Nicolaos, ex- Demosthenes, ex- Serla, ex- Siri, built 1872, 269 gross tons, iron steamer
Organized by Betar (Konfino)
Bulgarian vessel with 305 people mostly from Czechoslovakia secretly landed in 5 rowboats. They were put in the boats several miles from shore, with lifebelts and packed so tightly they could not all sit, bailing constantly. Rescued by police boats, without their luggage.
Photograph source: Haganah Archives