Departed Burgas, Bulgaria 3 Dec 1940, wrecked 12 Dec 1940
ex-Tzar Krum, ex-Sviatoi Nikolai, built 1912, 65 gross tons, wood schooner with auxiliary motor
Organized by Konfino
The refugees boarded the small Bulgarian schooner Car Krum, renamed Salvador. Bulgar authorities insisted the ship depart and forced a change in registry as unseaworthy. On 12 Dec 1940 the boat was dismasted and wrecked in a violent storm at Silivri in the Sea of Marmora with the loss of 223 persons including 66 children. The survivors were taken back to Istanbul but 125 were deported to Bulgaria. The remaining 70 left on the Darien (No. 65).
Film: Their story is seen in the documentary film “”Salvador: the Ship of Shattered Hopes”” (2006).
Photograph source: Haganah Archives