Kriegsmarine Destroyer Badge by Schwerin Berlin

Original Kriegsmarine Destroyer Badge by Schwerin Of Berlin (Zerstörerkriegsabzeichen) constructed in tombac the majority of the silver wash has faded but has a nice patina.   The reverse is stamped with the classic makers mark “Schwerin Berlin 68”, with a horizontal pinback barrel hinge and flat wire catch and safety hook.   The destroyer badge measures 53.88mm x 45.33mm and weighs 24.5 grams, and has no damage or repairs in good condition.


Product ID: 6974


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4Kriegsmarine Destroyer Badge

The Destroyer Badge (German: Zerstörerkriegsabzeichen) is a WW2 German naval decoration awarded to officers and crew for service on Kriegsmarine destroyers.  It was instituted on 4 June 1940 by Grand Admiral Erich Raeder following the battle of Narvik. It was also awarded to the crews of torpedo boats and fast attack craft until the institution of the Fast Attack Craft War Badge.

The medal, designed by Paul Carsberg of Berlin, consists of an outer oakleaf laurel wreath of oak leaves with the national emblem of an eagle clutching a swastika at the apex.  The central area features a side-view of a destroyer cutting through a wave.

It was worn on the lower part of the left breast pocket of the naval service tunic, underneath the 1st class Iron Cross if awarded. Additionally, an embroidered cloth version was produced.

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