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German liner was the third Baltic "Titanic" next "Wilhelm Gustloff" and "Goya". A ship with a displacement of 14 666 GRT, 168 meters in length and capable of speeds up to 15 knots was built in 1922 in Szczecin shipyard as "München". In 1931, the name changed it to "GENERAL VON STEUBEN" and seven years later shortened it to "STEUBEN".

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Steuben

55° 13' 26" N , 16° 40' 48" E

2015-02-20 07:31

Depth above the wreck: 49m

Depth at the bottom: 72m

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rys: Magazyn Nurkowanie

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German liner was the third Baltic "Titanic" next "Wilhelm Gustloff" and "Goya". A ship with a displacement of 14 666 GRT, 168 meters in length and capable of speeds up to 15 knots was built in 1922 in Szczecin shipyard as "München". In 1931, the name changed it to "GENERAL VON STEUBEN" and seven years later shortened it to "STEUBEN".
At the end of World War II "STEUBEN" was used as a troop-ship and hospital ship. Newly formed delivered troops from the western ports in Germany in the Gulf of Gdansk, and the way back took the wounded soldiers. In its last voyage went 9 February 1945 year. At the height of Rozewie was detected by the Soviet submarine S-13, commanded by Lt. Cmdr. Alexander Marinesko that 10 days before sank "Wilhelm Gustloff".
About 0.50 AM on February 10, 1945 STEUBEN" was attacked by two torpedoes from the S-13. A few minutes sufficed to elegant, czerto-board passenger steamer sank, taking more than 3,000 victims. Survived by a variety of sources, from 300 to 600.
The wreck, which is a war grave, and within 500 m of it is prohibited to dive! Click on the link in one of the last dives on the wreck CLICK ...

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