Wilhelm Gustloff as a hospital ship. Danzig, 23 September 1939

Wilhelm Gustloff – The Greatest Maritime Disaster in History

The sinking of MV Wilhelm Gustloff by the Soviet Submarine S-13 resulted in the greatest maritime disaster in history with the largest loss of life at sea. At 55 degrees 07 minutes north, 17 degrees 41 minutes east lies the broken and dead body of a once proud and majestic ship. Above her amongst the …

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