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The sinking of 'U.41' by Q-ship 'Baralong', 1915

Commemorative medals

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Collection Commemorative medals, Coins and medals
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleMaker: Goetz, Karl
VesselsBaralong (1901)

Object details:

Object ID MEC2376
Description Medal struck by the German artist Karl Goetz to denounce the controversial sinking of 'U.41' by Q-ship 'Baralong' in 1915 (the Q-ship continued to fly American colours). One of the German survivors reported that 'Baralong' had run down his lifeboat. Obverse: A fist rising out of the sea pointing at the white ensign with 'U', '4' and '1' placed each in the three empty squares of the flag. Legend: 'ALBIONS EHREN - FLAGGE.' (Albion's Flag of Honour.) Reverse: Two men in a boat armed with guns and carrying a sail, one pointing a revolver at a man in the water. Legend: '24 . SEPTEMBER.' Exergue: '1915.'
Date made 1915

Artist/Maker Goetz, Karl
Place made Germany
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials bronze
Measurements Overall: 56 mm
  • The sinking of 'U.41' by Q-ship 'Baralong', 1915 (MEC2376)
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