Rasmus, Christiansen (1863-1940):
People on the quay at Tarbaek watch the Danish Navy sailing up through the Sound, 1st August 1914
Framed (ref: 9681)
Signed with initials, titled and dated on label to reverse
Pen and ink, watercolour
10 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. (27 x 27 cm)
Provenance: Private Collection
Letter on label to reverse;
Referring to your letter of September 8, 1986, I can tell you that the Royal Danish Navy in August 1914 possesed 7 submarines; the DYKKEREN an 6 socalled "A-boats": HAVMANDEN, THETIS, HAVFRUEN, 2DEN APRIL (former name TRITON), NAJADEN and NYMFEN.
Your boat must be one of these 6.
These boats were built 1909-1914 and were in service until 1917-1932.
During the war 1914-1918 (Denmark neutral) all 7 submarines were operational (DYKKEREN untill November 1916, when damaged after collission),