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U-203 Under Cover of Darkness by Anthony Saunders. (APB) - U-Boat-Art.com
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U-203 Under Cover of Darkness by Anthony Saunders. (APB)


U-203 Under Cover of Darkness by Anthony Saunders. (APB)

October 1941, U203 approaches her mooring on the western bank at the French port of Brest. Her fate would be sealed by depth charges from the destroyer HMS Pathfinder and aircraft from the escort carrier HMS Biter while attacking the convoy ONS 4 south of Greenland on April 25th 1943.
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Presentation Edition of 5 artist proofs, supplied double mounted.

Image size 25 inches x 15 inches (64cm x 38cm) Schroeteler, Heinrich
Cremer, Peter
Schulz, Georg-Wilhelm
Hardegen, Reinhard
Lange, Hans-Gunther
Bode, Thilo
+ Artist : Anthony Saunders
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Schroeteler, Heinrich
Merten, Karl-Friedrich
Emmermann, Carl
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Georg-Wilhlem Schulz (deceased)
Georg-Wilhelm Schulz was born in 1906, and joined the German Navy in 1933, transferring to u-boats in 1935. In January 1939, he took command of U-10, then U-64 in December of the same year, going on the u-boats first patrol in April 1940. Soon into the patrol, the u-boat was attacked and sunk by a Swordfish aircraft from HMS Warspite, with Schulz among the 38 survivors. Some months later he took command of U-124, undertaking several successful patrols before handing over command in September 1941, after which he took on a succession of training and staff positions. He was awarded the Knights Cross in April 1941. Georg-Wilhelm Schulz died 5th July 1986.


Hans-Gunther Lange (deceased)
Hans-Gunther Lange was born 28th September 1916. He joined the navy in 1937, gaining experience as an officer aboard the torpedo boat "Jaguar" before transferring to u-boats in 1941 with U-431. In September1942 he commissioned U-711, commanding a total of eleven patrols, all of which were in Arctic waters, which included an unsuccessful attack on HMS Royal Sovereign - on loan to Russia as Archangelsk. In May 1945, Lange survived the sinking of U-711 spending the next three months in captivity. He had been awarded the Knights Cross with Oak Leaves on 29th April 1945, one month prior to being captured. He had sunk 4 ships with a total tonnage of over 15,000 tons. In October 1957 Lange joined the Bundesmarine. Here he took part in the construction of a new German U-boat weapon. For two years he commanded the 1 Uboatgeschwader and in January 1964 became commander of the entire U-boat force. Later he held several staff positions, ending his second naval career in 1972 as staff officer in the Marinedivision der Nordsee. In a branch of the German navy whose survival rate was calculated in days, Lange survived for over four years. He died on 3rd April 2014.




Kapitanleutnant Heinrich Schroeteler (deceased)
Heinrich Schroeteler was born 10th December 1915, joining the Navy in 1936 and transferring from minesweepers to u-boats in September 1941. A year later he commissioned U-667, taking the u-boat on four patrols before taking up several training posts. In February 1945 he returned to u-boats, commanding U-1023 for a few months before surrendering U-1023 in the UK, spending three years in captivity. Heinrich Schroeteler was awarded the Knights Cross. He died 19th January 2000.


Peter Cremer (deceased)
Peter Cremer joined the German Navy in 1932, joining the surface warships Koln, Deutschland and Theodor Riedel before joining the u-boats in 1940, commissioning U-152 in January the next year before taking command of U-333 some months later. He sank three enemy ships on his first patrol, and although absolved of blame later, he also sank the German ship Spreewald on this tour. On his second tour, Cremer sank four ships before bringing U-333 back home damaged, a result of being rammed. U-333 was in battle with British corvette HMS Crocus on Cremers third patrol, with the British vessel suffering damage, while 7 crew of U-333 were killed by gunfire from the corvette, Cremer himself being seriously wounded in the incident. Once again U-333 returned to base with heavy damage. After a brief spell on the staff of Donitz, Cremer embarked on another patrol with U-333, again returning with damage from a depth-charge attack. U-333 was lost on the next patrol, but Cremer had by then left the boat. Towards the end of the war, Cremer commanded U-2519. He was captured and spent a short time in captivity before his release. He was awarded the Knights Cross in June 1942, with a total of 6 ships sunk - almost 27,000 tons. Peter Cremer died 5th July 1992.


Reinhard Hardegen
Reinhard Hardegen was born 18th March 1913, and joined the German navy in 1933. Prior to the outbreak of war, he underwent training as an aircraft observer and pilot with the Marineflieger, before a crash hospitalised him for several months, and he subsequently joined the u-boat fleet. After some time on U-124, he became commander of U-147 in December 1940, before taking over U-123 in May 1941, with several successful patrols. In December 1941, U-123 was part of Operation Drumbeat, a mission to the east coast of the United States on which U-123 sank several more ships, and after which Hardegen was awarded the Knights Cross. After another successful Drumbeat patrol, Hardegen was awarded the Oak Leaves to his Knights Cross, before leaving U-123 in July 1942 to take up a series of training and staff posts.


Thilo Bode (deceased)
Thilo Bode was a rather young U-boat commander in the sense that the first of his two patrols started on 1st May 1944 until 30th September 1944 and the second was from 1st October 1944 to 8th May 1945. His boat served as a weather boat for about three months in the northern part of the North Atlantic where his only job was to report three times each day the weather encountered in his area because they had no weather stations in the area. While a boring job, this was the only way the German High Command could get first hand information about the weather in the area. Since some 90% of the weather in Northwestern Europe originates in that area, this information was extremely important to both the U-boat and Luftwaffe commands. Bode never sighted a single Allied vessel. His second patrol was in the North American waters. The High Command assigned him to that area with the idea that surveillance had been considerably relaxed after the German submarine war had practically come to an end due to the defeat of the German submarine arm. Again, he had no contact with any Allied vessels until he was ordered to surrender. He surrendered U-858 to the USS Pilsbury on 14th May 1945. Crew of the American ship boarded the U-858 and she was taken to be docked near Ft Miles, Delaware, where the crew were held prisoner. Later she was taken to the Philadelphia Naval Yard and was scuttled near the end of 1947 after being used for torpedo trials off the coast of New England. The crew of U-858 suffered no losses from accidents, combat or other causes. His boat was laid down by A G Weser shipyards in Bremen on 11th December 1942, commissioned on 30th September 1943 and was one of 87 of the IXC/40 type boats commissioned. The U-858 carried 22 torpedoes and had 6 tubes 4 in the bow and 2 in the stern. It carried a crew of between 48 and 56 men and had a top speed of 19 knots on the surface and 7 knots submerged. She could submerge to a maximum of 755 feet. Maximum range was 13,850 miles. Thilo Bode was awarded the Spanish Cross in Bronze on 6th June 1939, the Iron Cross, 2nd Class in 1940, the Destroyer War Badge in 1941, the U=Boat War Badge in Silver in 1943, and the Iron Cross, 1st Class, also in 1943. Thilo Bode died 3rd January 2014 at the age of 95.

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