The German Merchant Submarine, Deutschland, arrives with merchant cargo in Baltimore, Maryland
Baltimore Maryland Date:1916, July 9 Duration:1 min 23 sec Sound:NO SOUND
The German merchant submarine Deutschland being assisted by the tugboat "Thomas F Timmins" into Baltimore Harbor (Maryland) on July 9, 1916. Her crew stands on deck and she flies the German flag. The Captain (Paul Koenig, sometimes spelled König, or Konig) and crew pose on shore for a photograph, behind a sign reading: Deutschland, Bremen. (Note: This commercial submarine was operated by the North German Lloyd Line. Submerging to avoid British patrols, she was able to carry valuable cargoes through the British (and other Entente Powers) WWI blockade. On this first trip to the U.S. She carried industrial dyes and gemstones. The Deutschland left Baltimore about 3 weeks later and returned safely to Bremen with with cargo of nickel, tin and rubber.)
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