U-Boat Badge By Schwerin Berlin

An original U-Boat Badge By Schwerin Berlin (U-Boot-Kriegsabzeichen) constructed in tombak. The reverse of the badge has no makers mark but attributed to Schwerin Berlin, and known to collectors as the type 2 varient, complete with a vertical style pin with block hinge, and soldered catch. The badge has 90% of the guilding remaining with no damage or repairs with nixe patina in good condition.


Product ID: 11292


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U-Boat Badge

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

The WW2 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.

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