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WILHELM GUSTLOFF (Hamburg Sud)

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photograph, 6" x 4", 150mm x 100mm
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Product information

photograph by PortHoleProductions, 

6" x 4", 150mm x 100mm (approx)

our ref: SRH800

WILHELM GUSTLOFF (Hamburg Sud)

Cruise ship built for the Nazi "Strength Through Joy" program and managed by Hamburg - South America Line, she entered service in April 1938. At the outbreak of WW2 she was commissioned as a hospital ship in the German Navy, then from November 1940 became an accommodation ship at Gdynia (Gotenhafen under German rule). On 30/1/1945 she left Gotenhafen with 6,100, mainly refugees and injured, on board. That evening she was hit by 3 torpedoes from the Soviet submarine S-13. She sank within 2 hours and rescue ships were only able to rescue 904 survivors.

Technical specifications

Brand: PortHoleProductions
Condition: Used
Product Code: SRH800c