Tiger Hill

47. Tiger Hill

Departed Constanta, Romania 3-Aug-1939, arrived 1-Sep-1939

ex- Ellinico Ypethro, ex- Kypros, ex- Pilion, ex- Eustratios, ex- Thraki, built 1887, 1499 gross tons, steamer

1417 passengers

Organized by Mossad

Sailed with about 729 refugees including 501 by train from Poland and 158 Romanians. Three weeks later took on the passengers from Frossoula (No. 37), marooned in Lebanon on 29 Aug. The first day of the war she ran up on Tel Aviv beach after being fired upon by police boats. 2 refugees were killed. Passengers taken to Sarafand.

Photograph source: CZA – USHMM

Name Tiger Hill
Voyage Number
Flag Panama
Gross tons / Year Built 1499/1897
Sailing Date 3-Aug-39
Country of departure Romania
Arrival date in Palestine 1-Sep-39
Result of voyage ran aground
Number of immigrants on board 1417
Organizer of voyage Mossad

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