Shivat Zion

144. Shivat Zion — Luciano

type: barkentine
Departed Oran, Algeria 16 Jul 1947, arrived 28 Jul 1947

ex-Luciano, ex-Bacicin, built 1902, 264 gross tons, wood auxiliary barkentine

411 passengers

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.”

Name Shivat Zion
Voyage Number
Flag Italy
Gross tons / Year Built 264/1902
Sailing Date 16 Jul 1947
Country of departure Algeria
Arrival date in Palestine 28 Jul 1947
Result of voyage arrested
Number of immigrants on board 411
Organizer of voyage

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