29 October 1927 to 3 May 1945
14 May 1927
29 October 1927
Troop Ship/Passenger liner
2 × steam turbines
475 men and officers 1,315 passengers
Other: Troop Ships
The troop ship Cap Arcona is taken over by the Kriegsmarine.
The troop ship Cap Arcona is used in Operation Hannibal to
transport 25,795 German soldiers and civilians from East Prussia
to western Germany.
3 May 1945
The troop ship Cap Arcona is sunk by an RAF attack 16 sailors,
400 SS, and 20 SS women helpers were rescued.
The troop ship Cap Arcona is raised and broken up, and scrapped.
German Warships, 1815-1945: Major Surface Vessels.
German Warships, 1815-1945: U-boats and Mine Warfare Vessels.
German warships of the Second World War.
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