TRENCH ART PORTRAIT PLAQUE OF CAPTAIN LIEUTENANT OTTO WEDDINGEN, COMMEMORATIVE MEDAL AND MUG SALVAGED FROM SS MEDINA, 1914-1918 Various sizes 3

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TRENCH ART PORTRAIT PLAQUE OF CAPTAIN LIEUTENANT OTTO WEDDINGEN, COMMEMORATIVE MEDAL AND MUG SALVAGED FROM SS MEDINA, 1914-1918
Various sizes 3

Sold for US$ 750 inc. premium
TRENCH ART PORTRAIT PLAQUE OF CAPTAIN LIEUTENANT OTTO WEDDINGEN, COMMEMORATIVE MEDAL AND MUG SALVAGED FROM SS MEDINA, 1914-1918
A collection of U-Boat ephemera comprising:
1. A hand carved wooden plaque with uniformed bust of Otto Weddingen, labelled "Capt.lt. Otto Weddingen U9 29," verso reading "W.Scheene 1916 age 72."
2. A brass and iron medal with blue glass and red, white and black enamel insets with blue ribbon depicting the submarine U9 at sea, with the flag of the German Empire with chain, the flag reading "S.Int.Wandertag / 1918" and "Wanderfreunde SV08 BOUS."
3. A pewter mug with bottom engraved with text reading "Recovered from S.S. Medina sunk 8th April 1917 / Torpedoed off Devon carrying Thomas Carmichael, Governor of Bengal."
Provenance: The War Museum.

The famous German war hero Otto Weddingen was one of Germany's first submarine commanders. Weddingen was awarded the Iron Cross second and first class for destroying three British armored cruisers within the space of one hour while in command of the submarine U-9 in the North Sea on 22 September 1914. Thereafter, Weddingen's continued to collect the highest military honors of all the German kingdoms, including the Prussian Pour la Merite, before he was sunk by HMS Dreadnought in March 1915, while in command of U-29. The salvaged mug comes from the SS Medina, targeted when it was suspected of carrying munitions and military material.
Various sizes (3)
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