General Von Steuben

Poland,Europe

General Von Steuben was on a journey from Pillau to Swinemunde when she was torpedoed by the Sovjet submarine S 13 at night 10. February 1945. There were more than 3300 people on board, both civilian refugees,wounded soldiers from the Eastern front, and a large number of nurses and doctors. She was hit by two torpedoes from S 13 under command of Alexander Marinesko who had also torpedoed Wilhelm Gustlof 30.January, and sank in the deep in less than seven minutes. Only 300 people survived the sinking. The wreck was found and identified by Orp Arctowski from the Polish Navy in May 2004. The wreck rest on her port side on a depth of 50 to 70 meter north of Stolpe Bank.


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General Von Steuben
München 167,8 x 19,8 x 13,1 m
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
13325 grt Stettin ( D ) 1923 Bremen ( D )

55° 13′ 26" N 16° 40′ 48" E


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Last updated: September 2019