116. Josiah Wedgwood — Colon
Departed Vado, Italy, 20 Jun 1946, arrived 26 Jun 1946
ex-Colon, ex-HMCS Beauharnois, built 1944, 980 tons, former Canadian corvette
Built as the Canadian corvette Beauharnois. The first of the ships manned by American volunteers. Arrested at sea by the British destroyer Venus. About 800 men, 500 women. Later served in Israeli Navy until 1955 as Hashomer.
Name: Sir Josiah Wedgwood (later Lord Wedgwood) (1872-1943) was a pro-Zionist member of parliament.