Photos of Skippers and More!
Offers many items of the U-Boat War
Click on the Conning Tower Emblems below to see more
DVDs - When you click on the
famed "Smiling Sawfish" of U-96, commanded
by Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock (Knights Cross with
Oak Leaf) and Sharkhunters Member from 1985 until his death, your
journey will take you to some of the most exclusive videotapes available
anywhere.....some are recently from the personal collections of veterans,
some are from the private film vaults of foreign producers.
Some can be found nowhere else than Sharkhunters.
BOOKS - Click on the "Catch
the Hat" conning tower emblem of U-995, commanded
by the youngest combat submarine Skipper of World War II, Knights
Cross holder Hans-Georg Hess, Sharkhunters Member since 1985 and
Advisory Board Member, and you will find yourself in the middle of one
of the greatest libraries of books on the U-Boat war - many are HAND-SIGNED
by veterans and authors. HISTORICAL NOTE - when 21 year old
Hess was given command of U-995, he told his crew they should pick a conning
tower emblem - BUT it could not have anything to do with the war, with
any ancient heraldic designs. The design they selected was a children's
name "Fang den Hut", translated to "Catch the
HAND-SIGNED PHOTOS - U-960
commanded by Captain GŁnther Heinrich, Sharkhunters Member since
1991 and Advisory Board Member, was the last German U-Boat to make it
safely through the Straits of Gibraltar, better known to the U-Bootfahrer
as the 'Gates of Hell'. Click on his conning tower emblem
to learn how you may acquire a HAND-SIGNED photo of a Skipper or
veteran of the war.
HISTORICAL COFFEE MUGS - When you
click on the "Little Bastard" conning tower emblem of
U-616 under Knights Cross holder Siegfried
Koitschka, Sharkhunters Member from 1986 until his death, you will be
transported to a vast selection of coffee mugs with Skipper's photos on
one side and the conning tower emblem on the other. HISTORICAL
NOTE - Koistshka was I.W.O. (First Watchkeeping Officer) aboard U-552
under Erich Topp, another Sharkhunters Member since 1985.....the conning
tower emblem of U-552 was the famed "Dancing Red
Devil" and since U-616 was transferred to the French
Mediterranean base of Toulon and Koitschka had a great sense of humor,
he said that the father of his emblem was the Dancing Devil from U-552
and the mother was a prostitute from Toulon. Click his tower emblem
and see the huge variety of items available.
CDs AVAILABLE - Thanks to our veterans
and other Members, we have collected some great music, interviews, radio
broadcasts etc. that we give at no charge to our Members when they renew
their annual dues. Click on the conning tower emblem of U-953,
commanded by the famous Skipper Herbert Werner - a Sharkhunters Charter
Member since 1983 and Member of the Advisory Board, and you will see the
variety of CDs available to you immediately.
SPECIAL ITEMS available from Sharkhunters.
Click on the famous "Dancing Red Devil" of U-552,
the boat of Erich Topp to see some very special items made available by
advertisers in Sharkhunters. HISTORICAL NOTE - Erich Topp
has been a Member of Sharkhunters since 1985, sank the first American
ship, the old four-stack destroyer USS REUBEN JAMES, in
error more than a month before the US was in WW II...officially.
He was the third most successful submarine Skipper of any navy in World
War II, was decorated with the Knights Cross with
Oak Leaf and Crossed Swords Topp was one of only five U-Bootfahrer
to receive this high honor, and is the only one living today. He
was one of only 28 U-Boat Skippers to be awarded the U-Bootkriegsabzeichen
im Gold mit Brillianten (the U-Boat Combat Badge in gold with
T-SHIRTS from Sharkhunters are white,
50/50 and are pre-shrunk. Take a look - order which ones you like
and tell us which other images you want us to produce. Click on
the conning tower emblem of Schepke's U-100 to see all the options.
Check back day to day as many more categories are being added.