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ERNST  GÖTHLING  (1225-1989)

Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe

 

During the war, ERNST rode a very unpleasant boat - he rode U-26.  This was one of only two Type I-A boats built.  The crews disliked these two boats because of their poor handling characteristics - they would dive or surface almost with a will of their own.  They were out of the war quickly, being sunk on 3 July 1940.  ERNST spent most of the war as "Guest of the King" but after the war, when Germany was again allowed a Navy, he joined the Bundsmarine as an officer.

ERNST was a strong, supportive Member of Sharkhunters and a good friend; and he did a lot for Sharkhunters in Germany.

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