Wilhelm Gustloff: The Deadliest Ship Disaster You Never Heard Of

The sinking of the British ocean liner Titanic in 1912, with over 1,500 fatalities, is probably the most famous shipwreck of all time, but not the biggest in terms of lives lost. The World War 2 saw far bigger disasters with several thousand lives lost multiple times over. The worst was the sinking of the German military transport ship Wilhelm Gustloff in January 1945 by a Soviet Navy submarine, that resulted in the loss of an estimated 9,400 people. It remains the deadliest maritime disaster ever.

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