Af Al Pi Chen

146. Af Al Pi Chen — Farida

type: LCT
Departed Mondragone, near Gaeta, Italy 15 Sep 1947, arrived 27 Sep 1947

ex-Farida, ex-LCT(3) 441, built 1944, 350 gross tons; former landing craft

434 passengers

Carried 322 men, 115 women and 8 children, who boarded this converted landing craft near Gaeta, Italy. Captured by the destroyer Talybont after violent resistance; one person was killed and 10 injured. Taken to Cyprus on the Empire Rest and Empire Comfort.

Name means “In Spite of All, Yes!” and refers to the first little ships leaving Europe in 1938.

Name Af Al Pi Chen
Voyage Number
Gross tons / Year Built 350/1944
Sailing Date 15 Sep 1947
Country of departure Italy
Arrival date in Palestine 27 Sep 1947
Result of voyage arrested
Number of immigrants on board 434
Organizer of voyage

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