WW2 Kriegsmarine U-Boat Badge

An early WW2 Kriegsmarine U-Boat badge (U-Boot-Kriegsabzeichen) constructed of gilt tombak in the shape of a horizontally oriented oval laurel wreath, with a national eagle placed on top of the badge clutching a mobile swastika, and with a submarine superimposed in the center of the badge.

The reverse includes vertical pinback clasp flat wire catch, unmarked measuring H39mm x W49.7mm in very good condition.

 

Product ID: 2646

£595.00

Description

WW2 Kriegsmarine U-Boat Badge

The WW2 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 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.