The Cap Arcona was a large German luxury ocean liner, formerly of the Hamburg-South America line. It transported passengers between Germany and South America up until 1940 when it was taken over by the German Navy.
Late in the war it was used for the evacuation of Germans from East Prussia. While heavily-laden with prisoners from Nazi concentration camps, she was sunk in 1945 by the Royal Air Force. Most of the passengers died, and the sinking of the Сap Arcona was one of the biggest single-incident maritime losses of life of the war, and as such one of the largest maritime losses of life in history, with about 5,000 victims.
—Steam Tugboat Bahada being ‘kept-up’ - Built in 1903, the Spreckles-owned 132-ton steam tugboat is high and dry on the shores of San Diego’s North Island; workmen caulk her hull to prevent water leakage.