Clandestine Immigration and Naval Museum

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Coordinates: 32°49′48″N 34°58′17″E / 32.83000°N 34.97139°E / 32.83000; 34.97139

The Israeli National Maritime Museum (top) and the Clandestine Immigration and Naval Museum (bottom)
INS Mivtach, retired ship on permanent display at museum.
INS Gal, retired submarine on permanent display at museum.

The Clandestine Immigration and Naval Museum (Hebrew: מוזיאון ההעפלה וחיל הים ע"ש דוד הכהן‎‎) is a technical history museum located in Haifa, Israel.

The museum covers the maritime history of Israel – from clandestine immigration during the British Mandate for Palestine through the history of the Israeli navy since its inception.

The museum is named after David HaCohen, one of the leaders of the Jewish Yishuv.[citation needed] It was established by Colonel Yoske Coral and opened to the public in 1969. The museum is run by the Israeli Ministry of Defense. It stands next to the Israeli National Maritime Museum, dedicated to maritime history and archaeology.


Remnants of the INS Dakar, an Israeli submarine that sunk in 1968, are on display at the museum [1] The following vessels are on permanent display:

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  1. ^ Stairway to Haifa, Haaretz
  2. ^ "INS Af Al Pi Chen". Historic Naval Ships Association. Retrieved 16 September 2016.

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