German Molch 11-ton one-man midget submarine that carried two 21-inch
underslung torpedoes. Electric powered, the boats were designed for
coastal operations and were meant to travel submerged at all times. 393
boats, built by AG Weser in Bremen, were completed, the first was
delivered on June 12 1944. Molch boats were deployed in the Mediterranean
against the allied invasion of the French Riviera (Operation Dragoon). 12
Molch of the K-Verband 411 flotilla attacked on September 25/26 1944
achieving nothing for the loss of 10 craft. The two survivors were
destroyed in the allied warship bombardment of San Remo soon after.
This original artwork is sold with an attractive mount - ready to be
framed if required.