Kriegsmarine U-Boat Badge Convex

A very fine Kriegsmarine U-Boat Badge convex, with nice patina.  The reverse is unmarked complete with its original pin, and retainer hook measuring 47.5mm (w) x 37.4mm (h) in very good condition.

Product ID: 3931

$625.19

Out of stock

Description

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.