Category Archives: U-Boats

Related to German U-Boats.


Small model schooner in glass box

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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

Item 456 A: Ship in bottle with U-boat, sailing ship, village, lighthouse, and Canadian plane

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

Three-masted sailing ship in full sail, in a bottle, with a blue background, a village, Canadian airplane, surfaced U-boat

Item 456 A – Ship in Bottle with U-Boat and Canadian Airplane (Henderson Collection)

Details of ship in bottle with sailing ship, U-boat, airplane, village all visible

Item 456 A 02 - Ship in Bottle - Detail (Henderson Collection)

ITEM 366: Solid brass U-Boat model



Item 366: Brass U-Boat, side view

DESCRIPTION: A solid brass U-Boat model made by a “trusted” PoW in the waning days of WW2. Because of war time rationing and restrictions, a piece of suitable brass of the size required to shape this item would have normally been difficult to acquire.

Item 366: Brass U-Boat, side view with scale


As part of the transition to being released into civilian life, the PoW were encouraged to take classes and to develop skills on machinery to help rebuild war-torn Europe.


21 X 3.5 X 2 cm

Item 366 02: Brass U-Boat, top view

From the Henderson Home Front Collection

Kurt BLASS (PoW)

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