Mordechai Limon

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Mordechai Limon
Mordechai Limon with David Ben-Gurion.jpeg
Mordechai Limon (left) with David Ben-Gurion
Born (1924-01-03)January 3, 1924
Died May 16, 2009(2009-05-16) (aged 85)
Allegiance  Israel
Service/branch  Israeli Navy
Years of service 1940–1954
Rank Aluf
Commands held Commander of the Israeli navy
Battles/wars World War II
Israeli War of Independence

Mordechai Limon (Hebrew: מרדכי לימון‎‎, January 3, 1924 – May 15, 2009) was the fourth commander of the Israeli navy, serving from December 14, 1950 until July 1, 1954.

Limon was born in Baranovichi and made aliyah to Mandatory Palestine in 1932. He grew up in Tel Aviv and joined Hashomer Hatzair youth movement.

During World War II, Limon joined the Palmach, and served in Palyam.

Limon oversaw the Cherbourg Project that involved smuggling five missile boats that had originally been purchased by Israel and embargoed by France. He would be subsequently expelled from France.[1] His daughter, Nili Limon (born 1951), is married to Nathaniel Robert de Rothschild, son of Élie de Rothschild.[2]


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