Why would someone reproduce something that does not exist? Hmm...let me think on that one...To defraud naive collectors from their Money?? And, no, I wasn't there on the U-177 and sat at a mess table and ate sausage from one of these ridiculous fake plates with Korvettenkapitän Buchholz-and Neither were You. The U-177 was Lost and Sunk in February of 44-did someone go on board and remove a huge set of mess ware china from it Just before it left for sea to be Destroyed? Or maybe one of the 15 surviving crew brought a set of china into the water and life rafts with him when it went down? Personally, I don't care if you claim to be Donitz's grand son himself-these plates are ridiculous fakes. Period. So, keep them-use them-enjoy making up ludicrous stories of their non-existent histories to amuse yourself and anyone else simple headed enough to believe the nonsense and have a nice life.