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WW2 Watercolour Painting of German U-Boat U99 – Item 94897

WW2 Watercolour Painting of German U-Boat U99, the painting is on board and shows an officer and enlisted rank on the conning tower of the ship. To the bottom corner is signature of the artist and U99 CHRISTTAG NORDSEE 1941 with Iron Cross. The reverse of the picture has details of the picture. Remains in very good condition.  U-99 was one of the most successful U-Boats during WW2, sinking 38 ships. Her commander was Otto Kretschmer, holder of the Knights Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords. On the 17th March 1941 after attacking and sinking the Swedish merchant ship Korshamn, she was spotted by a British Destroyer off the coast of Iceland. Although the ship dived, she was still tracked and attacked by HMS Walker, and was so badly damaged that she had to surface and immediately came under a barrage of fire. Kretschmer sent a message to the commander of HMS Walker, which asked him to save the lives of his crew. The British naval officer Donald Macintyre agreed. Kretschmer ordered that the boat was to be scuttled. 40 members of his crew, including himself, was rescued and taken prisoners of war. Measures  35 x 24cm. Good condition.


Price: £650

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