Goya was a general cargo freighter laid down at Akers Mekaniske Verksted in Oslo, and was launched in 1942 for
Ludwig Mowinckels Rederi in Bergen.  She was requisitioned by Kriegsmarine and refitted as a refitted as a depot ship in 1943 and stationed in Memel. Under Operation Hannibal in 1945, the evacuation of the German east territories, she participated in evacuating both civilians and soldiers. Under a journey from Danzig to Stettin 16.April 1945 loaded with
a great number of refugees and soldiers from Wehrmacht, she was spotted by the Soviet submarine L-3 under command of Konovalov and torpedoed. She broke in two parts and sank in less than four minutes, and its believed that 6-7000 people lost their lives, but the exact number of casualties is still disputed. Only 175 survivors were rescued from the cold water. The wreck was found by Polish divers in 2002, and the year after a film team from the German TV station MDR filmed the wreck. She rest today on her keel on a depth of 55 to 75 meters north of Cape Rozewie. Also see the wrecks of General Von Steuben and the infamous Wilhelm Gustlof.

Former names:

445,2 x 57,3 x 24,1 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
5230 grt Oslo ( N ) 1942 Bergen ( N )

55° 12' 0" N , 18° 18' 36" E

Picture: Goya in 1942
Originally from skovheim.org
Last updated: January 2021