The Wilhelm Gustloff sank after being hit by Russian torpedoes on Jan. 30, 1945. More than 9,000 people died.

The Wilhelm Gustloff sank after being hit by Russian torpedoes on Jan. 30, 1945. More than 9,000 people died.

The Wilhelm Gustloff was torpedoed on Jan. 30, 1945, killing thousands of people—many of them refugees

The Wilhelm Gustloff was torpedoed on Jan. 30, 1945, killing thousands of people—many of them refugees

Wilhelm Gustloff: 9000 died (5000 were children) when the Soviets torpedoed the German troop ship - https://www.thevintagenews.com/2016/01/23/wilhelm-gustloff-9000-died-5000-children-soviets-torpedoed-german-troop-ship/

Wilhelm Gustloff: 9000 died (5000 were children) when the Soviets torpedoed the German troop ship - https://www.thevintagenews.com/2016/01/23/wilhelm-gustloff-9000-died-5000-children-soviets-torpedoed-german-troop-ship/

Swimming pool aboard cruiser liner Wilhelm Gustloff, 1938

Swimming pool aboard cruiser liner Wilhelm Gustloff, 1938

30 January 1945 – nine hours after leaving port, the Wilhelm Gustloff was sunk in the Baltic sea by a Russian submarine . Over a thousand were rescued but… an estimated 9,343 people died, half of them children – six times the 1,517 that died on the Titanic. It remains the biggest maritime disaster in history.

30 January 1945 – nine hours after leaving port, the Wilhelm Gustloff was sunk in the Baltic sea by a Russian submarine . Over a thousand were rescued but… an estimated 9,343 people died, half of them children – six times the 1,517 that died on the Titanic. It remains the biggest maritime disaster in history.

THE MS WILHELM GUSTLOFF – Review by Mark Barnes

THE MS WILHELM GUSTLOFF – Review by Mark Barnes

A Memorial To The Wilhelm Gustloff

A Memorial To The Wilhelm Gustloff

Soviet submarine S-13 sinks German hospital ship Wilhelm Gustloff

Soviet submarine S-13 sinks German hospital ship Wilhelm Gustloff

▶ The Sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff: Deadliest Sea Disaster (44 minutes) - YouTube

▶ The Sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff: Deadliest Sea Disaster (44 minutes) - YouTube

A Memorial To The Wilhelm Gustloff

A Memorial To The Wilhelm Gustloff

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