Officers and men of the Kriegsmarine for service on Auxiliary Cruisers orthe 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 wereawarded.
This badge was awarded almost exclusively in one version, the versionshown, although a higher grade was issuedconsisting of the same design but with a set of 15 diamonds in thebranches of the swastika at the top in placeof the normal swastika. Only two, possibly three such examples wereawarded.
Method of Wear:
Worn on the lower part of the left brest pocket of the naval servicetunic, underneath the Iron Cross Ist Class ifawarded, or equivalent grade award.