Minesweepers Badge By Richard Simm & Sohne

A stunning Minesweepers Badge (Minensucher-Kriegsabzeichen) constructed in tombak with nice patina.   The reverse is stamped with “R.S.S.”  for Richard Simm & Sohne, Gablonz with soldered block hinge and “C” style catch.

The badge has no damage or repairs, very nice early example with the majority of gilt intact, and the water plume has a nice silver finish in near-mint condition.


Product ID: 5551


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Minesweepers Badge

The Minesweeper Badge or Minesweepers, Sub-Chasers and Escort-Vessel War Badge (Kriegsabzeichen für Minensuch-, U-Boot-Jagd- und Sicherungsverbände) was a WW2 Kriegsmarine award for sailors that served on minesweeper vessels.

The Award was instituted on 31 August 1940 by Grand Admiral Erich Raeder, and designed by Otto Placzek of Berlin which depicts an exploding sea mine surrounded by a laurel wreath of oak leaves surmounted by national emblem of an eagle clutching a swastika (both golden coloured).  The decoration was first produced in bronze and later in zinc, with many makers which vary in quality.

The award was worn on the lower part of the left breast pocket of the naval service tunic, underneath the 1st Class Iron Cross if awarded.