A Kriegsmarine U-Boots-Kriegsabzeichen by C. Schwerin & Sohn of Berlin. The Navy U-Boat War Badge was awarded to those who proved themselves with at least two or more sorties against the enemy, exceptions may be made in the case of a wounded crew member. It is constructed out of a die struck tombak base that has been gold gilded and finished in a protective lacquer coating. The oval shaped obverse depicts a U-Boat that is surrounded by a laurel leaf wreath that is tied together at the bottom and is below a Kriegsmarine eagle with outstretched wings clutching a swastika in its talons. The full back reverse displays a soldered on tombak block hinge, soldered on nickel-silver flat wire catch and a nickel-silver coke bottle pin. All of the components remain working well. The details throughout the U-boat, eagle and wreath look excellent and the lacquer holds up the guilding so it shines just right! Minor calcification to the solder marks and inside. It measures approximately 1 7/8 inches wide by 1 ½ inches tall. A nice one!
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