123. Twenty-Three (23 Yordei HaSira) — San Sisino
Departed Italy 2 Aug 1946, arrived 13 Aug 1946
ex-San Sisino, ex-Giuseppe Bertolli, built 1921, 283 gross tons, wood auxiliary barkentine
Short of provisions, they agreed to be towed by destroyer Brissenden. Desperate resistance to boarding. About 400 men, 400 women, 35 children.
Name: a Palmach unit of 23 men who disappeared during a sabotage mission to Syria in 1941.
Photograph source: http://palyam.org