obverse design: Grossadmiral Alfred von Tirpitz, bust, face inclined to left, in uniform. Positioned at the base of design
a wreath made from laurel and oakleaves
obverse text: "GROSSADMIRAL VON TIRPITZ"
reverse design: submarines, two, moving from left to right on the surface of the sea, one in the foreground and one in the left middle
distance. In the background the buildings of a coastal town and behind them gently sloping hills. Above the town and surrounded by cloud a
Zeppelin flying from right to left. Positioned around the upper edge text and surrounding the whole design a narrow ornamental
reverse text: "ENGLANDS VERGELTUNG" & "ZUM 18.FEBR.1915"
Association - event: commemorates the German announcement of a submarine blockade of Britain. Tirpitz declared that
Germany would sink every merchant vessel in the seas surrounding Britain after 18 February 1915, and would not guarantee safety to
passengers and crews, even of neutral shipping