The Plumbat Operation (1968)


A combined Lakam-Mossad operation, codenamed "Plumbat," was undertaken in support of the Israeli nuclear-weapons effort. A German freighter, manifested for Genoa, disappeared along with its cargo of some 200 tons of uranium oxide. When the freighter reappeared in a Turkish port, the cargo was missing; it had been transferred at sea to an Israeli ship.

Davenport, Elaine, Paul Eddy, and Peter Gillman. The Plumbat Affair. London: Deutsch, 1978. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1978.

Eisenberg, Dennis, Eli Landau, and Menahem Portugali. Operation Uranium Ship. New York: Signet, 1978.

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