WW. 2 GERMAN U-BOAT CLOCK BY JUNGHANS
A very fine table clock made by Junghans.
It has an 8-day, well-running timepiece.
The dial is nice and clean, luminous hands, separate a 60 second display.
Beautiful luxury table display in dark wood and aluminum, Panther logo and U-boat number.
The U-1105 was one of about ten German U-boats covered with two layers black rubber to evade the Allied ASDIC and Sonar detection equipment.
This top-secret rubber coating process was code named Alberich.
This worked quite well on this boat, as this boat was black and the regular U-boats gray (the gray wolves), the U-1105 became known as The Black Panther for this reason.
The black panther emblem on the conning tower was handcrafted by a crew member: a shield with a globe depicting the Atlantic Ocean with a black panther resting on top of the globe.
The boat surrendered in Loch Eriboll Scotland on May 10, 1945.
The boat was sunk in 1948 during US Navy trials in the lower Potomac River off the coast
of St. Mary's County.
Errors in archiving the site's coordinates resulted in the boat being lost until it was
rediscovered on June 29, 1985.
This is now a historic dive site with shipwreck reserves in Maryland.
Had recent (2020) service by an official clockmaker.
Comes with invoice.
ITEM : 489