ActionsBuy this image Add this to a collection Share or embed this object Tweet
This item is available to share and reuse under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA) licence
Please contact the Picture Library if you would like to use the NMM's collection records and images under different conditions.
Medal commemorating the sinking of 'U.27' by Q-ship 'Baralong', 1915
|Description||Medal commemorating the sinking of 'U.27' by Q-ship 'Baralong', 1915. Obverse: A bearded figure in a plumed hat (left), pins a decoration on a sailor holding a knife (centre) and a female figure (right) wearing a tiara, holds a wreath with an inscribed ribbon 'DENKULTUR KAMPFERN.' (the champions of culture.)They represent King George V and Queen Mary. Legend: 'HEIMKEHR DES SIEGERS.' (Return of the Conquerors.) Reverse: A hand emerging from a cuff with Union Jack upon it holding a dagger, a spray of laurel (left). Legend: 'BARALONG MOERDER.' (Baralong Murder.) Inscription: '19 . AUG 1915.' 'U.27' sunk by Q-ship 'Baralong'. The survivors of the U-boat were killed by the British, six on board the freighter 'Nicosian', as 'Baralong's' commander feared that the German's would carry out their intention of scuttling the merchantman.|
|Credit||National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London|
|Measurements||Overall: 58 mm|
Do you know more about this?Share your knowledge