144. Shivat Zion — Luciano
Departed Oran, Algeria 16 Jul 1947, arrived 28 Jul 1947
ex-Luciano, ex-Bacicin, built 1902, 264 gross tons, wood auxiliary barkentine
These immigrants had come from North Africa, left behind by the Yehuda Halevi (No. 141). The 411 passengers included 130 children; the ship was dangerously overcrowded and was shadowed by a British destroyer. They did not resist boarding by HMS Providence, and went to Cyprus on the Empire Shelter and Empire Comfort.
Name means “Return to Zion.”