German WW1 U-BOAT Otto Weddigen Medallion in silver

£57.50

German WW1 U-BOAT Otto Weddigen Medallion in real Silver

This 35mm silver medal was struck to commemorate the sinking of the british cruisers Hoque, Cressy & Aboukir by the U9 in 1914.

With a pleasing patinated finish.


Otto Weddigen joined the Kaiserliche Marine in 1901. In 1910 he was given command of one of the first German submarines, U-9.
On 22 September 1914, while patrolling in the region of the southern North Sea known to the British as the "Broad Fourteens", U-9 intercepted the three warships of the Seventh Cruiser Squadron. Weddigen fired off all six of his torpedoes, reloaded while submerged, and in less than an hour sank the three British armoured cruisers HMS Aboukir, HMS Hogue and HMS Cressy. Sixty two officers and 1,397 men were killed, only 837 survived. Weddigen was awarded the Iron Cross, second and first class.

German  WW1 U-BOAT Otto Weddigen  Medallion in  silver
CODE : SP9054

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