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Wilhelm Gustloff, transatlántico alemán hundido el 31 de enero de 1945 por un submarino soviético, entre 8.800 y 9.300 muertos.

Wilhelm Gustloff, transatlántico alemán hundido el 31 de enero de 1945 por un submarino soviético, entre 8.800 y 9.300 muertos.

Wilhelm Gustloff, transatlántico alemán hundido el 31 de enero de 1945 por un submarino soviético, entre 8.800 y 9.300 muertos. El hundimiento del transatlántico alemán Wilhelm Gustloff es considerada la mayor de las tragedias navales de todos los tiempos. Fue provocado por un submarino de la armada soviética en el contexto de la Operación Aníbal, durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial.El resultado de su hundimiento fue la muerte de 9.343 hombres, mujeres y niños.

Wilhelm Gustloff, transatlántico alemán hundido el 31 de enero de 1945 por un submarino soviético, entre 8.800 y 9.300 muertos. El hundimiento del transatlántico alemán Wilhelm Gustloff es considerada la mayor de las tragedias navales de todos los tiempos. Fue provocado por un submarino de la armada soviética en el contexto de la Operación Aníbal, durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial.El resultado de su hundimiento fue la muerte de 9.343 hombres, mujeres y niños.

the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff on January 30, 1945 rates as one of the worst maritime disasters in history.  the Gustloff was hit by three torpedoes from the Soviet submarine S-13. Within 50 minutes the 650foot vessel had sunk to the bottom of the Bay of Gdansk. Freezing temperatures, overcrowding and a shortage of lifeboats meant that of the estimated 10,600 passengers, only 1,200 survived; a figure that is over six times the number that died on the Titanic.

the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff on January 30, 1945 rates as one of the worst maritime disasters in history. the Gustloff was hit by three torpedoes from the Soviet submarine S-13. Within 50 minutes the 650foot vessel had sunk to the bottom of the Bay of Gdansk. Freezing temperatures, overcrowding and a shortage of lifeboats meant that of the estimated 10,600 passengers, only 1,200 survived; a figure that is over six times the number that died on the Titanic.

"Wilhelm Gustloff", 1939. German federal archive

"Wilhelm Gustloff", 1939. German federal archive

The MV Wilhelm Gustloff

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The MV Wilhelm Gustloff

Spisovatelka připomíná námořní katastrofu šestkrát horší než Titanic. Svět ji chtěl navždy zamlčet

Spisovatelka připomíná námořní katastrofu šestkrát horší než Titanic. Svět ji chtěl navždy zamlčet

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Gripsholm Repatriation voyage 1942 - Climbing My Family Tree: Myrtle Bell Bailey 1880-1970

Gripsholm Repatriation voyage 1942 - Climbing My Family Tree: Myrtle Bell Bailey 1880-1970

Iosif Stalin (Soviet Union) – On 3 December 1941, struck three mines with 5,589 people aboard near Hanko in the Baltic Sea. While the crew tried to repair the ship, Finnish coastal artillery opened fire and the Iosif Stalin took a hit aft from a 12 in (300 mm) shell, which caused a large explosion in the ammunition storage. Only 1,740 men were rescued from the sinking ship by the escorting minesweepers, (Nos. 205, 211, 215 and 217) and a further five patrol boats from the convoy escort.

Iosif Stalin (Soviet Union) – On 3 December 1941, struck three mines with 5,589 people aboard near Hanko in the Baltic Sea. While the crew tried to repair the ship, Finnish coastal artillery opened fire and the Iosif Stalin took a hit aft from a 12 in (300 mm) shell, which caused a large explosion in the ammunition storage. Only 1,740 men were rescued from the sinking ship by the escorting minesweepers, (Nos. 205, 211, 215 and 217) and a further five patrol boats from the convoy escort.

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