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Germany, Third Reich, Kriegsmarine U-Boat Combat Clasp, Silver Grade, zinc with silver wash finish, this is the 2nd pattern of the badge, complete with wide scalloped or ‘fluted’ horizontal wearing pin, reverse makers marked: ‘Entwurf Peekhaus, Ausf. Schwerin-Berlin 68’. The badge appears to have been at some stage de-nazified with the swastika removed and then now professionally restored. The badge is also additionally scratch engraved with what appears to be the recipient’s surname. Extremely Rare.

Price: £575.00


Product ID: CMA/27941
Condition: slight bubbling to the silver wash on the reverse, the wash however overall still present, as mentioned the badge appears to
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Germany, Third Reich, Kriegsmarine U-Boat Combat Clasp, Silver Grade, zinc with silver wash finish, this is the 2nd pattern of the badge, complete with wide scalloped or ‘fluted’ horizontal wearing pin, reverse makers marked: ‘Entwurf Peekhaus, Ausf. Schwerin-Berlin 68’. The badge appears to have been at some stage de-nazified with the swastika removed and then now professionally restored. The badge is also additionally scratch engraved with what appears to be the recipient’s surname. Extremely Rare.

Condition: slight bubbling to the silver wash on the reverse, the wash however overall still present, as mentioned the badge appears to have been at some stage de-nazified with the swastika removed and then now professionally restored, hence only about Very Fine.

The award was instituted on 15 May, 1944 to bring the U-boat force in line with other branches of the German armed forces, all of which had a similar medal to recognize valor. There were no specified merits for earning the award; decoration was based on the recommendations of the U-boat commander and subject to approval by Karl Dönitz. Awards were often due to the number of patrols completed or demonstrations of valor in combat. According to Horst von Schroeder of U-123, 90 days were required to receive the bronze award, 180 days to receive the silver award, and although never created, 300 days were proposed for the gold award.