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Lot 8838: Korvettenkäpitän Heinrich Bleichrodt (1909 - 1977) - a presentation table from Grand Admiral Karl Dönitz for his merit with the U-Boat Branch 1943

German Historical Collectibles from 1919 to the Present

by Hermann Historica GmbH

05 November 2016

Munich, Bavaria, Germany

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Description: Oak, the table top has inlaid squares of alternating lengthwise and crosswise grain, with a coloured intarsia of a Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 with Oak Leaves above the year "1943" on the left side, and an intarsia en suite of the U-Boat War Badge (with diamonds?) on the right. The supporting structure has two drawers and a wedged crossbar, dimensions 181 x 91.5 cm. Height ca. 75 cm. Made by order of Grand Admiral Dönitz in the carpentry shop of the 22nd U-Boat Flotilla, which Bleichrodt took over a little later from Wolfgang Lüth. When the Bleichrodt family was evacuated from Gotenhafen on the tender "Weichsel", the table went with them to Kiel. Heinrich Bleichrodt joined the navy on 1 April 1933 as a sea cadet, served on the "Gorch Fock" and the heavy cruiser "Admiral Hipper" before he transferred to submarines in October 1939. As commander of the U-48, briefly the U-67, and the U-109 between September 1940 and January 1943, he sank 27 ships for a total of just under 160,000 gross tons. After his first two combat voyages, he received the Knight's Cross in October 1940, and then the Oak Leaves in October 1942. At the time he was tactical instructor for the 2nd U-Boat Instructional Division, and in November 1943 he was promoted Lieutenant Commander.

Condition Report: II

Notes: Kriegsmarine
PLEASE NOTE: Solange Kataloginhaber, Auktionsteilnehmer und Bieter sich nicht gegenteilig äußern, versichern sie, dass sie den Katalog und die darin abgebildeten Gegenstände aus der Zeit des Dritten Reiches nur zu Zwecken der staatsbürgerlichen Aufklärung, der Abwehr verfassungswidriger Bestrebungen, der Kunst oder der Wissenschaft, der Forschung oder der Lehre, der Berichterstattung über Vorgänge des Zeitgeschehens oder der Geschichte oder ähnlichen Zwecken erwerben (§§ 86a, 86 Strafgesetzbuch). Die Hermann Historica oHG, ihre Versteigerer und Einlieferer bieten und geben diese Gegenstände nur unter diesen Voraussetzungen an bzw. ab.
As long as catalogue owner, auction participants and bidders do not state otherwise, they agree to the condition that the catalogue and the items displayed in the catalogue that refer to the Third Reich are used exclusively for the purpose of civic education, the purpose of defense against actions that defy the constitutional rights, the purpose of art or science, the purpose of academic research and education, coverage regarding contemporary/historic developments or for purposes similar to the ones stated above (§ 86a , 86 penal code). Hermann Historica oHG, its auctioneers and suppliers will only yield ownership of the corresponding items according to these conditions.

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