Kriegsmarine U-Boat Badge

An original Kriegsmarine U-Boat Badge (U-Boot Kriegsabzeichen) Constructed in zink, unmarked, the badge retains 65% of its original gilt finish.  The reverse has a vertical block barrel hinge, with a soldered round catch; measuring 49.23 mm (w) x 40.64 mm (h).

The badge has no damage or repairs, with signs of wear.

Product ID: 5667


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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.