138. Theodor Herzl — Guardian
Departed Sète, France 2 Apr 1947, arrived 13 Apr 1947
ex-Ceibar, ex-Guardian, built 1907, 1768 gross tons, former cable layer
The ship was captured in a gale by the destroyer Haydon and frigate St. Brides Bay after heavy resistance during which three refugees died of injuries and 27 injured, and ship was towed in to Haifa.
Name: Herzl was the founder of Zionism (1860-1904).
Photograph source: Clifford Stephens