German Armed Forces Research 1918-1945
Kriegsmarine Minesweeper BadgeKriegsabzeichen für Minesuch-, U-Bootsjagd- und Sicherungsverbände
War Badge for Minesweepers, Sub Hunters, and Security Vessels
August 31st, 1940
Officers and men of the Kriegsmarine or Handelsmarine for service on Minesweepers, Sub-Hunters or Security Vessels.
November 28th, 1940
Currently unknown, although it is likely that thousands were awarded.
This badge was awarded almost exclusively in one version, the version shown, although it appears a higher grade existed consisting of the same design but with a set of 9 diamonds in the branches of the swastika at the top in place of the normal swastika. Such a version would only have been awarded in extreme cases to very deserving individuals. A cloth version of the normal issue badge was also issued for wear on the dark blue naval uniform.
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.
Also awarded post-1943 to members of the Luftwaffe Marine-Sicherungs-Verbände.
Feldgrau Forums |
Reichswehr 1918-1935 |
Axis Powers |
Foreign Volunteers |
Awards & Medals |
Copyright © 1996- FeldGrau.com