Sunday, January 8, 2023

SS Zion - Israel -post-World War II


As part of Germany's post-World War II reparations to Israel, Deutsche Werft in Hamburg constructed the SS Zion for ZIM Lines in 1956. Together with her sister ship, Israel, she ran the Haifa to New York route.
The Zion was 152 metres long, 9855 grammes, and 312 passengers in two classes when it was built. She was propelled by steam turbines through a single screw at a speed of 19 knots.

Above is a picture of a stamp featuring SS Zion that Israel released on January 27, 1958. It was created by Israeli sculptor, painter, and graphic designer Miriam Karoly (1926–1994).

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