Kriegsmarine U-Boat Badge by Funcke & Brüninghaus

An original Kriegsmarine U-Boat Badge by Funcke & Brüninghaus (U-Boot Kriegsabzeichen) Constructed of gilded zink, this variation shows the same textbook flaw on the left-wing found on the L/56 marked variation.  The reverse includes a sheet metal barrel hinge with flat wire catch soldered on a rectangular plate, measuring 49.23 mm (w) x 40.64 mm (h), weighing 21.7 grams, most of the gilt finish remains, overall in near-mint condition.

Product ID: 3257


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Kriegsmarine U-Boat Badge

The Kriegsmarine U-Boat Badge (U-Boot-Kriegsabzeichen) was instituted in 1918 during WW1 which was awarded to recognise U-boat crews who had completed three war patrols.

The badge depicts a submarine in the centre surrounded by an oval laurel wreath with a German Eagle above clasping a swastika, gilded in gold which was worn on the lower left of the uniform.

Early versions of the award were made in tombac, with later versions made from zinc and a cloth embroidered version also existed in golden yellow cotton in bullion thread on blue woolen backing.  All badges were issued with a citation document, which rarely survived so are quite hard to find.