Submarine War Badge (in war material gilt)

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SKU: 03.GEM.0109.101.01.006

Estimated market value:

$200 USD

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Estimated market value:

$200 USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    War Material gilt
  • Size
    49x47-48mm
  • Version Remarks
    This version was manufactured later in World War I, when the supply of metals was low.

History


The Submarine War Badge was founded by Emperor Wilhelm II to reward the meritorious service of U-boat crews during World War I.

The badge was originally awarded to Non-Commissioned Officers and enlisted ranks in recognition of a combat wound or three successful war patrols. Later, the badge criteria was amended to also include personnel who had completed two successful patrols, and who had also rendered a minimum of 150 days of service on the open sea.

There were approximately 5,000 badges conferred in total.

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