Medal commemorating the sinking of 'U.27' by Q-ship 'Baralong', 1915
Medal commemorating the sinking of 'U.27' by Q-ship 'Baralong', 1915. Obverse: A bearded figure in a plumed hat (left), pins a decoration on a sailor holding a knife (centre) and a female figure (right) wearing a tiara, holds a wreath with an inscribed ribbon 'DENKULTUR KAMPFERN.' (the champions of culture.)They represent King George V and Queen Mary. Legend: 'HEIMKEHR DES SIEGERS.' (Return of the Conquerors.) Reverse: A hand emerging from a cuff with Union Jack upon it holding a dagger, a spray of laurel (left). Legend: 'BARALONG MOERDER.' (Baralong Murder.) Inscription: '19 . AUG 1915.' 'U.27' sunk by Q-ship 'Baralong'. The survivors of the U-boat were killed by the British, six on board the freighter 'Nicosian', as 'Baralong's' commander feared that the German's would carry out their intention of scuttling the merchantman.
|Collection:||Coins and medals|
|Display location:||Not on display|
|Creator:||Goetz, Karl; K. Gotz|
|Events:||World War I : The Baralong incident, 1915; World War I : The Baralong incident, 1915|
|Credit:||National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London|
|Measurements:||Overall: 58 mm|
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