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

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

Clandestine Immigration and Naval Museum is an Israel navy museum located in Haifa. 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 to the present.

The museum is named after David HaCohen, one of the leaders of the Yeshuv. 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.

Exhibits

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Museum exhibits include the following vessels on permanent display:

  • INS Mivtach, a decommissioned missile boat
  • INS Gal, a retired Gal-class submarine
  • INS Af Al Pi Chen, a clandestine immigration ship, built as a Royal Navy Mark 2 Tank Landing Craft in World War II

The Clandestine Immigration and Naval Museum (also called The National Israeli Museum of the Sea) is a museum in Haifa. It covers the history of Israel at sea, starting with clandestine immigration during the British Mandate of Palestine. It also includes the history of the Israeli navy.

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