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Merchant Submarine


Under her commander Captain Koenig, the German merchant submarine "Deutschland", largest in the world, ran the British blockade of Germany and British ships off the US coast to reach the neutral United States, arriving in Baltimore Harbor July 10, 1916.
Postcard of the Deutschland of Bremen, and the tugboat Thomas F. Timmins of Baltimore.

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The German U Boat "Deutschland"

Largest in the World

And her commander - Captain Koenig

Arriving Baltimore Harbor - July 10th, 1916

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A submarine designed to be a blockade runner, and a merchant ship rather than a war ship. Deutschland, which ran the British blockade and reached the United States in July 1916, is one of the few examples. Deutschland's sister ship Bremen left Germany in August 1916, and was lost at sea.

Merchant Submarine is a type of Submarine.

July 1, 1916

Technologies in Merchant Submarine (1)

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