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The sign is part of a series of signs located in Tel Aviv port showing the history of Tel-Aviv port. Translation of the text on the sign
Tel Aviv port logo
History in Port: A History of the Port of Tel Aviv
[Various pictures from World War II]
Port in time of war
Images courtesy of Maxim Lieberman Collection
Two minesweepers built in Tel Aviv harbor for the British Navy were launched in the port dock during World War II, in 1944. The minesweepers helped the British army guard the Mediterranean coast from the German army mines.
A special unit for underwater works was also established at Tel Aviv Port, whose great expertise was extracting goods and weapons from drowned ships. In one of its daring operations, the unit assisted an Egyptian ship, which was in danger of drowning off the coast of Ashdod, saving its crew.
On the eve of the establishment of the state of Israel , the Tel Aviv port, which was the only port under full control of the Jewish community in the country, played a major role in supplying essential supplies, weapons and iron boards used to produce the armored vehicles אישא broke into Jerusalem.