Officers and men of the Kriegsmarine for service on Auxiliary Cruisers or
the supply ships that supported them.
Individual made a long-distance voyage, or
Individual was wounded on a voyage, or
For outstanding leadership on a voyage
Currently unknown, although it is likely that only a few hundred were
This badge was awarded almost exclusively in one version, the version
shown, although a higher grade was issued
consisting of the same design but with a set of 15 diamonds in the
branches of the swastika at the top in place
of the normal swastika. Only two, possibly three such examples were
Method of Wear:
Worn on the lower part of the left brest pocket of the naval service
tunic, underneath the Iron Cross Ist Class if
awarded, or equivalent grade award.