German submariners ring????

Does anyone happen to know if it was the custom to make commemorative rings for lost U Boats in the German Navy? Or why a british submariner would come to have a black wooden ring with the number of a U Boat engraved on it?

Any ideas gratefully received otherwise I'll refer the chap to a dealer



Gr I am a bit of a spotter on U-boats and WW2 and to be honest I have never heard of it.Do you remember what the numbers were?It may be a famous U-boat.


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G-R the Webby on U Boat net is very helpful and has a host of contacts, it would be worth emailing him, with a pic if possible I would suggest
I would guess, and its only a guess based on similar article being made or carved, that its an artifact from a POW with lots of time on his hands.

Against this is the fact that U22 was lost with all hands. May their God be taking care of them.


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