Information on Sontai ship arriving in Haifa port from Poland in 1948 #general


charles goldenzon
 

I obtained the passengers list of a ship that brought my great uncle >from Poland
to Israel, having arrived on the Haifa port on 19th December 1948. The list
indicates the ship's name as SONTAI, or perhaps SONATI. Does anyone have
information to share on this ship and what the correct name is?

Regards,

Charles Goldenzon
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


tom
 

The Stephen Morse One-Step web page, http://stevemorse.org/swiggum/fleets.html ,
is the easiest way to find information about ships. If you search for ships'
names beginning with "son", you will find the Sontay, which might have been the
right one.

....... tom klein, toronto

charles goldenzon <charlesgoldenzon@...> wrote:

I obtained the passengers list of a ship that brought my great uncle >from Poland
to Israel, having arrived on the Haifa port on 19th December 1948. The list
indicates the ship's name as SONTAI, or perhaps SONATI. Does anyone have
information to share on this ship and what the correct name is?


Evertjan. <exxjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

Thomas Klein tomk@...) wrote on 16 Feb 2017 in
soc.genealogy.jewish:

charles goldenzon <charlesgoldenzon@...> wrote:

I obtained the passengers list of a ship that brought my great uncle
from Poland to Israel, having arrived on the Haifa port on 19th December
1948. The list indicates the ship's name as SONTAI, or perhaps SONATI.
Does anyone have information to share on this ship and what the correct
name is?
The Stephen Morse One-Step web page,
http://stevemorse.org/swiggum/fleets.html , is the easiest way to find
information about ships. If you search for ships' names beginning with
"son", you will find the Sontay, which might have been the right one.
Quote:

"From: "Moira Edge" <moira.edge@...>
Subject: Re: [Mariners] S.S. Sontay
Date: Mon, 23 Aug 1999 15:56:42 +1200

Dennis,
The "Sontay" was built by Bremer Vulkan at Vegesack. 8,917 gross tons, 466
x 58 x 32.6 feet. Triple expansion, single screww, 10 knots. 16 passengers
plus 750 troops. 13 September 1921 completed as "Bayern" for Hamburg
America Line, one voyage to New York then Far East cargo service. 1930
Exhaust turbine added, speed 12 knots. 1936 Acquired by affiliate of
Messageries Maritimes (French) to carry Foreign Legion troops to Indo China,
renamed "Sontay".
25 February 1941, en route Tamatave - Dakar, boarded by British and taken to
Durban. Handed to Ministry of War Transport with Union Castle as managers.
1946 returned to French, used in 1947 to carry Jewish emigrants to
Palestine. 1949 Acquired by Messageries Maritimes again, resumed as Foreign
legion troopship.
1955 Sold Panamanian owners with Wheelock Marden of Hong Kong as managers,
renamed "Sunlock". 28 May 1958 arrived at Kudumatsu and broken up there in
1959 by Miyachi & Co. (Source, "Messageries Maritimes" by Duncan Haws).
Regards,
Dave Edge."

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