111. Tel Hai — Asya
Departed Sète, France, 16 Mar 1946, arrived 27 Mar 1946
ex-Asya, ex-Assia, ex-Macedonia, ex-Panorimitis, ex-Zingara, built 1875, 427 gross tons, iron steamer, former yacht
Ship was re-engined in Istanbul with a U-boat engine. Captured by British destroyer Chequers 140 miles at sea. Passengers included 195 French immigrants and 548 members of a youth movement from Belgium.
Name: Tel Hai was a settlement in northern Galilee, attacked by Arabs in 1920 when Joseph Trumpeldor was killed.