DescriptionMefkure was a motor schooner chartered to carry Jewish refugees from Romania to Palestine, sailing under the Turkish and Red Cross flags. On 5 August 1944, while she was crossing the Black Sea, the Soviet submarine Shch-215 torpedoed and sank her, killing an estimated 305 people. 11 people (five passengers and six crew) survived.
Nationaliy of ShipTurkey
Lives Lost305
Ship UseCivilian
Peacetime or WartimeWartime
WarWorld War Two
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