Laid down on October 19, 1938, and officially commissioned for duty on July 31, 1941, the C-13 was a Stalinets-Class submarine operating with the Soviet Navy. Most famously, on January 30, 1945, it fired upon the ocean-liner Wilhelm Gustloff and sank it with only three torpedoes. The German vessel was overflowed with civilians and military personnel and more than 9,000 people were killed — the worst maritime loss of life in history.
This 1/350 scale, die cast replica of the historic vessel features a finely textured superstructure and deck surfaces, an accurate color scheme, detailed rudders and propellers, realistic surface weapons, a unique cutaway design that reveals the interior weapons including torpedoes, authentic markings from 1945, and a commemorative nameplate display stand. Measures approximately 8½" long.