Josiah Wedgwood

116. Josiah Wedgwood — Colon

type: str
Departed Vado, Italy, 20 Jun 1946, arrived 26 Jun 1946

ex-Colon, ex-HMCS Beauharnois, built 1944, 980 tons, former Canadian corvette

1259 passengers

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.

Name Josiah Wedgwood
Voyage Number
Flag Panama
Gross tons / Year Built 980/1944
Sailing Date 20 Jun 1946
Country of departure Italy
Arrival date in Palestine 26 Jun 1946
Result of voyage arrested
Number of immigrants on board 1259
Organizer of voyage

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