HomeHistoryThe Wreck of the Steamboat “Armenia” – Ordered to be Forgotten
December 1, 2018
The Wreck of the Steamboat “Armenia” – Ordered to be Forgotten
On November 7, 1941, the parade of the Soviet army on the Red Square attracted the attention of the entire world.
At the same time, German troops were approaching Moscow and Leningrad. And no newspaper or periodical mentioned the message that we found in the “Chronicle of the Great Patriotic War at the Black Sea Theater” that has been classified in Soviet years.
This document states that in the very same minutes when the parade was taking place on the Red Square in Moscow, not far from Yalta, as a result of a German air attack, the Soviet hospital ship “Armenia” was destroyed. 5.000 to 7.000 passengers were killed in the attack. Only 8 people survived.
But here is a mystery! We still know almost nothing about one of the biggest and most tragic catastrophes at sea, in which died 4 times as many people as in the sinking of the Titanic.