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SHARKHUNTERS Salutes Veterans

CARL  EMMERMANN  (315-1987)

Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe

 

Born 6 March 1915 in Hamburg, EMMERMANN was in Naval Class 1934.  He was a highly successful Skipper, sinking 27 ships with a total tonnage of 152,904 gross tons.  He brought his U-172 all the way into Capetown Harbour where his I.W.O. HERMANN HOFFMANN (1365-1990) took the famous photograph of Table Mountain.

He was decorated with the Knights Cross on 27 Nov. 1942 and with the Oak Leaf on 4 July 1943.
                            

     
 

                              
In the Southern Seas, EMMERMANN is reading a book (left); enjoying a smoke with his I.W.O. HOFFMANN (above) and looking very dapper (below left).

     
 
Gunnery practice at sea
     
 
Repairs at sea   Most of these photographs taken by I.W.O. HOFFMANN

Enjoy your morning coffee with CARL EMMERMANN.  Click on the
image of the Sharkhunters Historic Coffee Mug here for more information.

 


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