Monday, 9 January 2012

6 German Liner Wilhelm Gustloff, 1945

  • Date of Ship Wreck: The Ship was destroyed in the year 1945.
  • Place of Wreck: The Wreckage took place near the northern Poland.
  • Goods carried: It was war ship, armed and loaded with highly powerful and deadly weapons of its time.
  • Cause of Wreck: The Russian Submarine was the slayer of the German liner Wilhelm Gustloff.
  • Loss of Human Life: 10,000 people were jammed onboard the ship, with a mere 900 or so managing to be rescued from the frigid waters, making it the greatest loss of life from a single ship sinking in history.
  • Economic Loss: It was marked as the huge disaster in history due to the human life losses.
  • Salvage: No records were found to salvage the wreckage.