The Wilhelm Gustloff was a German cruise ship that was used as part as a means of evacuating refugees from Gotenhafen (today Gdynia) in January 1945.
The Wikipedia article reads:
The ship left Danzig at 12:30 pm on 30 January 1945, accompanied by the passenger liner Hansa, also filled with civilians and military personnel, and two torpedo boats. Hansa and one torpedo boat developed mechanical problems and could not continue, leaving Wilhelm Gustloff with one torpedo boat escort, Löwe.
I am trying to find the name of the torpedo boat that developed mechanical problems and stayed behind with the Hansa, while the Löwe and the Wilhelm Gustloff headed off to their demise.
Can anyone help me?