Saturday, January 30, 2010

The greatest nautical disaster in history

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted

1945 The sinking of the KdF Ship Wilhelm Gustloff

What was the greatest maritime disaster in history? The Titanic? The Lusitania? In fact, the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff makes these tragedies look tiny by comparison. Perhaps six or seven times as many people died in this sinking as in either of the more famous tragedies -- 9,372 as estimated by Discovery Channel ...

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