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Mr. Henderson’s Notes: Research required, but this model schooner looks like it came from a U-110 survivor, with the sub having a significant history. Requires more research, but has exciting possibilities. Only 7 inches wide and 3 3/4 inches tall; … Continue reading
Ship in a bottle, with two unusual features. The U-Boat is a very rare feature in this type of art, and the airplane on the wire shows the quality of the workmanship.
Description: The surfaced U-9 German Submarine and a 3-mast sailing vessel under full sail facing left. A Canadian airplane showing roundels flying separately above the U-Boat. Lighthouse and village in background. Has a 2 cm paint flake to the right side.
From Henderson Homefront Collection
Item 456 A – Ship in Bottle with U-Boat and Canadian Airplane (Henderson Collection)
Item 456 A 02 - Ship in Bottle - Detail (Henderson Collection)
Kurt BLASS was from the U-31, commanded by Kapt. Ltn. Wilfried PRELLBERG (originally published here as PRELLBERT), sunk 19 OCT 1940 by the destroyer HMS ANTELOPE northwest of Ireland.
CORRECTION: Thanks to Hans Mair for advising that the surname we originally had as PRELLBERT should be PRELLBERG.
From the Henderson Homefront Collection & Archives