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Vet 1225

SHARKHUNTERS Salutes Veterans

ERNST GÖTHLING (1225-1989)

Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe

Goethling1aaDuring 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.