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THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

Submarine warfare

95 x 210mm Postcards

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THE BRITISH EMPIRE

SUBMARINE FLEET

Stoker captained the first submarine AE2 to breach the Ottoman defences in the Dardanelles. While operating in the sea of Marmara the crew of AE2 lost control and inadvertently surfaced near the Ottoman torpedo boat Sultanhissar.The AE2 was fatally damaged by gunfire - Stoker and his crew surrendered, where they became prisoners of war. Four members of his crew were to die in captivity.

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E14 took part in an operation to penetrate the Sea of Marmara. In April 1915 Her captain, Lieutenant Commander Edward Courtney Boyle received the Victoria Cross; Lieutenant Edward Geldard Stanley and Acting Lieutenant Reginald Wilfred Lawrence were both awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and all the ratings were awarded the Distinguished Service Medal

Later in her career, the E14 new captain, Lieutenant Commander Geoffrey Saxton White was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions in the Dardanelles on 28 January 1918

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Norman Douglas Holbrook VC

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Edward Courtney Boyle

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Martin Dunbar-Nasmith

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Geoffrey Saxton White

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Richard Douglas Sandford

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THE GERMAN U-BOAT FLEET

"My record cruise was quite tame and dull. We stopped the vessels. The crews boarded the lifeboats. We inspected the ships' documents, told the crews how they could reach the next port and then sank the stopped prize." Lothar von Arnauld de la Perière.

Lothar von Arnauld de la Perière

18 Mar 1886 –24 Feb 1941

Commands:

U35: U139:

Born in Posen, a German U-boat commander during the Great War. With 194 ships and 453,716 gross register tons sunk, he is the most successful submarine ace ever. Нis victories came in the Mediterranean, almost always using his 8.8-cm deck gun. During his career he fired 74 torpedoes, hitting 39 times.For his achievements he was awarded the Pour le Mérite.

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Walther Forstmann


9 Mar 1883 – 2 Sept 1973

Commands:

U12: U39:

One of the most successful and highly decorated German U-boat commanders in the Kaiserliche Marine during World War I. He conducted 47 patrols and succeeded in sinking 146 ships for a total of 384.304 gross register tons. As such he is the second most successful submarine commander ever (by tonnage sunk). For his achievements he was awarded the Pour le Mérite.

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Captain Christian August Max Ahlmann Valentiner

15 Dec1883-19July1949

Commands:

U3 U10 U38 U157

He was the third highest-scoring U-boat commander of the war sinking 150 ships with a tonnage of about 310.000 tons, branded a war criminal by the Allies, for killing hundreds of civilians by sinking the SS Persia without first firing a warning shot on 30th December 1915. Among the 343 who lost their lives Eleanor Velasco Thornton who had posed as a model for the Rolls Royce hood ornament the Spirit of Ecstasy.

For his achievements he was awarded the Pour le Mérite.

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Otto Steinbrinck


19 Dec 1888 -16 Aug 1949

Commands: U6:UB10:UB18:UC65

He was the fourth highest-scoring U-boat commander of the war with 206 ships sunk or captured for an estimated 244,777 tons.

He was the third U-boat commander to receive the Pour le Mérite on the 29th March 1916

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Hans Rose

15 April 1885 – 6 Dec 1969

Commands:

U 53:

One of the most respected U-boat commanders of the Great War, famous for his humanity and fairness in battle. Having torpedoed a ship he would often wait until all the lifeboats were filled, giving the victims food and keeping all the survivors together until a rescuing destroyer appeared.

For his achievements he was awarded the Pour le Mérite.

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Gustav Sieß

11 Dec 1883-14 Oct 1970

Commands:

U33:U65:U73:

Among his many successes were the sinking of the battleship HMS Russell, the Russian battleship Peresvyet and the hospital ship Britannic (Sister to Titanic.) the largest ship of the Great War to be sunk by a U-boat.

For his achievements he was awarded the Pour le Mérite.

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Walther Schwieger

7 April 1885–5 Sept 1917

Commands:

U14: U20: U88:

Among his career 49 ships sunk or captured was the passenger liner RMS Lusitania resulting in the deaths of 1,198 people, an event that played a pivotal role in the United States' late entry into the Great War. Branded a baby killer by the allies. He received his Pour le Mérite on the 30th July 1917.

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Hans Walther

25 Dec 1883 1945

Commands:

U17.U52

Among his career 42 ships sunk was the light cruiser HMS Nottingham and the French battleship Suffren. A torpedo detonated a magazine and Suffren sank within seconds, taking her entire crew of 648 with her. U-52 searched the scene but found no survivors He received his Pour le Mérite on the 9 Jan 1917

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Heino von Heimburg

24 Oct 1889 - Oct 1945

Commands:

UB14:UB15:UC22:U35:UB68

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Kurt Hartwig

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Robert Moraht

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Wolfgang Steinbauer

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Georg Ritter von Trapp

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Submarine warfare collectable mug Lothar von Arnauld de la Perière
Submarine warfare collectable mug Hans Rose
Submarine warfare collectable mug Heino von Heimburg
Submarine warfare collectable mug Georg Ritter von Trapp
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