~ WWI Imperial German Kaiserliche Marine U-boat Badge By Walter Schot ~
A great example with solid back casting with the makers name to the reverse.
~ The Badge ~
The U-Boat War Badge (German: U-Boots-Kriegsabzeichen) was a German war badge that was awarded to U-boat crew members during World War I. The U-boat War Badge was instituted during the First World War on February 1, 1918. It was awarded to recognize U-boat crews who had completed three war patrols. The badge was worn on the lower left side of the uniform and was oval shaped resembling a wreath of laurel leaves. A submarine lay across the center and the Prussian Crown was inlaid at the top center of the wreath.
~ Dimensions ~
The badge is 7.5 cm (3 inches) wide by 4.5 cm (1.75 inches) tall. It weighs 32g.
~ Condition ~
The badge is in very good order and the clasp works well.
WWI Imperial German Kaiserliche Marine U-boat Badge By Walter Schot