Displaced Persony to Australia
The Fifth Fleet is the name that given to the ships which, chartered by the International Refugee Organization (IRO), brought about 164,100 Displaced Persons from Germany to Australia after World War II, between 1947 and 1951.
The IRO placed groups of Displaced Persons with escorts on other ships during 1948-51, like the Derna voyage which arrived in Melbourne in November 1948. More came by ship and air during 1952-54. There was a total movement of 182,159 people up to the end of 1951--more than the number of convicts sent to Australia in the first 80 years of our modern history