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


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

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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PRINTKnights Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords Presentation Edition of 3 publishers proofs, supplied double mounted.

Image size 25 inches x 15 inches (64cm x 38cm) Topp, Erich
Kretschmer, Otto
Schroeteler, Heinrich
Merten, Karl-Friedrich
Emmermann, Carl
Baberg, Kurt
+ Artist : Anthony Saunders
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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
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Hardegen, Reinhard
Lange, Hans-Gunther
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PRINTKnights Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords Presentation Edition of 3 artist proofs, supplied double mounted. Image size 25 inches x 15 inches (64cm x 38cm) Oesten, Jurgen
Eick, Alfred
Topp, Erich
Kretschmer, Otto
Schroeteler, Heinrich
Merten, Karl-Friedrich
Emmermann, Carl
Baberg, Kurt
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Carl Emmermann (deceased)
Carl Emmermann was born 6th March 1915, and joined the Kriegsmarine in 1934, transferring to u-boats in November 1940 with U-A On his first patrol, he damaged the British steamer "Empire Attendant". Emmermann then commanded U-172 from November 1941, completing five patrols, with the notable success of sinking the British 23,500 ton troopship Orcades. On his fifth patrol, he brough back half the crew of U-604 which had been badly damaged and subsequently scuttled. After these five patrols with U-172, he took up training and staff positions, befre returning to command U-3037 for one month in March 1945. In total, he sank 26 ships - a total of over 150,00 tons. He was awarded the Knights Cross with Oakleaves, and was the 13th highest ranking U-boat Commander. Carl Emmermann died 25th March 1990.


Erich Topp (deceased)
Born 2nd July 1914 - Died 26th December 2005. Born in Hannover, Topp joined the Kriegsmarine in 1934, serving on the cruiser Karlsruhe, before transferring to U-Boats in 1937. He was assigned to U-46 for a number of combat tours before taking command of U57 in June 1940, sinking six ships over two missions before being sunk in a collision on the 3rd of September the same year. Surviving this, Topp then commanded U-552 from December that year, sinking 30 ships, predominantly in the North Atlantic, including the first American ship of the war to be sunk, the destroyer "Reuben James". From October 1942 he commanded the 27th submarine flottilla. He also took command of two further U-Boats, these being U-3010 for about a month in 1945, and subsequently U-2513 from April 1945 until surrendering this vessel on May 8th. His highest award was the Knights Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords. The 3rd highest scoring U-boat Commander, Topp sank a total of 36 ships totalling almost 200,000 tons




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.




Karl-Friedrich Merten (deceased)
Karl-Friedrich Merten was born in 1905, joining the navy in 1928. After a ten year stint on warships and serving on the WW1 battleship Schleswig-Holstein during the attack on the Polish Westerplatte in Septmeber 1939, Merten joined the U-boat arm on 1st May 1940. He operated all over the world, patrolling in the Atlantic, the Caribbean and the Indian Oceans. U-68 was in the U-boat wolfpack Eisbar (Polar Bear) which in the course of a few weeks during September - October 1942 sank more than 100,000 tons of shipping off South Africa. In January 1943 Merten became the commander of the 26th U-boat Flotilla in Pillau. There the new U-boat crews received their final training before going to the front. In March 1943 Merten moved to the 24th U-Boat Flotilla in Memel where he also was the flotilla commander. This was the training flotilla for future Commanders. After Merten gave up command of U-68, the boat had 4 commanders during the next 15 months. On April 10th 1944 U-68 was sunk off Madeira, Portugal by aircraft from the carrier USS Guadalcanal. A lookout survived. The remaining 56 crew members went down with the boat. After the war Merten salvaged sunken ships in the Rhine river along with another famous former U-boat commander, Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock. Later he wroked in the shipbuilding industry. In his time commanding U-68 he sank 27 ships - over 170 thousand tons of shipping, making him the 7th most successful u-boat Ace. He was awarded the Knights Cross with Oak Leaves. Karl-Friedrich Merten died 2nd May 1993.


Kurt Baberg (deceased)
Born 23rd February 1917, Kurt Baberg entered the Kriegsmarine in 1936. Under the command of Kurt Baberg, U-618 left Kiel on the 1st of September 1942, sinking two convoy ships on his first patrol before returning to port at St Nazaire at the end of October. In April and May of 1943, U-618 came under aerial attack twice, escaping damage on both occasions. In November 1943 and July 1944 the crew of U-618 destroyed two British bombers that had attacked the u-boat, while in December of 1943 U-618 saved 21 survivors from German destroyer Z-27. On his fourth patrol he damaged one ship and sunk another, the Empire Kohinoor. On the 14th January 1944 Kurt Baberg was awarded the Knights Cross. He had sailed on 6 patrols, spending 380 days at sea. On the 26th April 1945 he became Captain of U-827 until 5th May 1945, but did not do any war patrols. Baberg became a prisoner of war, being released in December 1945. He died on 31st March 2003.




Otto Kretschmer (deceased)
Otto Kretschmer was born in May 1912, joining the navy in 1930, and transferring to u-boats in 1936. He was the Watch Officer aboard U-35 from 3rd November 1936 to 30th July 1937. He briefly took command of U-35 after the death of the Captain, Hermann Michahelles, assuming command until 15th August 1937, after which he was Watch Officer once again until 30th September 1937. During this time, U-35 was involved in the Spanish Civil WarHe was in command of U-23 at the outbreak of war in 1939, and had successful patrols with U-23 which included the sinking of HMS Daring, before taking command of U-99 in April 1940. In March 1941, Kretschmer was captured after scuttling U-99 due to damage suffered from depth charges from British destroyer HMS Walker. After his capture, Kretschmer was imprisoned until December 1947. Despite his capture early in the war, Kretschmers total tonnage sunk of over 273 thousand tons was enough to make him the top scoring u-boat Ace of the war. Kretschmer was awarded the Knights Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords. Otto Kretschmer died 5th August 1998.

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