Mike Boring will give a presentation on the Wilhelm Gustloff at the NJ Maritime Museum at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 13.
The Wilhelm Gustloff was a German liner loaded with refugees and military personnel that was sunk in January, 1945 by a Russian submarine in the Baltic. Between 7,500 and 9,000 perished, making it the deadliest shipwreck in history.
While Boring was living in Germany a number of years ago, he organized a trip to the Poland to dive the wreck. We ended up making three dives on the wreck and captured some good images.
“It's a tragic, fascinating story and most people have never heard of the wreck.” he said.
The NJ Maritime Museum is located at 528 Dock Road, Beach Haven. Reservations are required. Donation in lieu of admission fee requested.