online Militaria dealer - Antique-Militaria [UK]
magnify icon Search militaria Medals - Arms - Militaria
Home icon Antique Militaria Home Cart icon Cart Checkout icon Checkout about us icon About us for the SEs and the curious Site map Telephone icon Contact us People shaking hands icon Customer comments | Help
Title 1943 pattern E-boat badge
Nationality German
Period c 1943-45
Sold

This is an excellent example of the second pattern E-boat badge (motor torpedo boat), which had award criteria: 1) to have completed 12 sorties against enemy vessels or installations; 2) for outstanding leadership; 3) for a particularly successful mission; 4) to have been wounded in the course of an action, even if this was the first.

The classic action of these boats was in 1944 off the Devon coast (I believe the action was at Slapton Sands) when the US Navy, practising disembarkation prior to the Normandy landings, were caught on the hop by the Germans, who accounted for 700 casualties among the US infantry and seamen involved in this exercise.

The maker's mark 'R.S.' is for Rudolph Suval of Vienna. This example has the bulk of its original factory finish.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Militaria : Badges : Third Reich : Navy]

testimonials

Just to let you know that the kukri arrived today safe and sound, many thanks for sending it so quickly. I'm more than pleased with this kukri, I'm so glad I spotted it on your website as I don't think I've ever seen another one like it for sale anywhere.

Once again many thanks and I hope to do business with you again in the future.

D D, UK, 11.10.2014

Just to say many thanks for the fast service, it's an excellent little item. Will be watching for you listing more of these and other makes?

P A, UK, 26.06.2008

more...