Dakar – in memory of our lost submarine
Every year, on January 25th, we try to find solace on the anniversary date of the disappearance of the Israeli submarine, the Dakar. The submarine was lost, literally and figuratively, in 1968, along with her crew of 69 sailors. The years pass, but the memory of them, our loved ones, remains in our hearts forever.
The mystery of what happened to the Dakar can’t be described better than with these words : Lost by the the Hand of Coincidence.
In 2017, I created the “DAKAR” sculpture, as one of a collection of sculptures called “The Hand of Coincidence”, consisting of 25 individual pieces of art, each encapsulating a different social and political issue. 2014-2018.
I created one specific piece to honor the Dakar Submarine.
My husband, First Sergeant Dan Manor, was one of the lost crew members.
Each year, we remember the loss of the Dakar, our missing submarine
in 2018, the 50th anniversary of the disappearance of the Dakar, each family received a special medal in remembrance of their loved one.
The Medal was designed by Nurit Manor in honor of the crew and her late husband.
A rare and complete film (16 mm) of the Dakar submarine and crew, departing from Portsmouth Port, England, on January 9, 1968.
No sound. (restored 2021).
Authentic last photos of the Dakar crew on its men.