transporting wounded left on 10 February the port of
On board were nearly
3,000 wounded, 800 refugees and beside the crew many
doctors, nurses and medical personnel.
During the journey
was constantly operated and amputated; still, many
seriously wounded died of their injuries.
Off Stolpmünde the
ship was torpedoed and sunk by the Soviet submarine 'S
13' under the command of Lieutenant-Commander Alexandr
I. Marinesko who at the end of January 1945 also sank
the 'Wilhelm Gustloff'.
The few wounded who
were able to flee the sinking ship, froze in the icy
Only 659 people
survided the horror, more than 3,600 died in this