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SS General von Steuben

Troop Ship




SS General von Steuben Troop Ship

Service Data

In Service: 1939 to 10 February 1945

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Launched: 1922
Commissioned: 1939

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Type: Troop Ship/Transport
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Displacement: 14,660
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Crew: men and officers
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Operators: Kriegsmarine
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History



Career

1939
The troop ship SS General von Steuben is commissioned.

1945
The troop ship SS General von Steuben is used in Operation Hannibal to transport German soldiers and civilians from East Prussia to western Germany.

9 February 1945
The troop ship SS General von Steuben is loaded with 4,267 German soilders and refugees.

10 February 1945
The troop ship SS General von Steuben is sunk by Russian submarine S-13, Only 300 survivors were saved by torpedo boat T-196

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Sources

German Warships, 1815-1945: Major Surface Vessels.
ISBN-10: 0851775330

German Warships, 1815-1945: U-boats and Mine Warfare Vessels.
ISBN-10: 155750301X

German warships of the Second World War.
ISBN-10: 0668040378

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