Schnellboot-Kriegsabzeichen mit Brillianten

Germany (1933-1945, German Reich)

Translation: E-Boat badge with diamonds
Number of awards in the database: 8
Total awarded for WW II: 8

Recipients A-Z
The "Schnellboots-Kriegabzeichen mit Brillianten" has only been award eight times and has been given to the eight holders of the Knights Cross within the S-Boats command; Werner Töniges, Siegfried Wuppermann, Friesrich Kemnade, Georg Christiansen, Bernd-Georg Klug, Klaus Feldt, Rudolf Petersen and Götz Freiherr von Mirbach.

The known examples of this variation were all made of solid Silver (.935) en partly Gilded. In the Swastika a total of nine diamonds were imbedded. The design is the same as Modell.2 and it measures 57.95 mm high, 50.85 mm width and has a weight of 40.3 gram. The eagles width is 32.75mm. It may be noted that this award is very rare.
 

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Picture source:   - Wikimedia Commons
Information source(s):   - Wilco Vermeer
- Klietmann Dr. K.G., Auszeichnungen des Deutschen Reiches 1936-1945, Motorbuch Verlag, Stuttgard, 1981
- Lautenschlager U., Die Kampfabzeichen der Kriegsmarine - Das Schnellboot-Kriegsabzeichen, Internationales Militaria Magazine Nr. 113 juni-juli 2004, VDM Heinz Nickel, Zweibrucken, 2004
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