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Kriegsmarine "swordfish"

Article about: From my old collections (and yes I didnt know what I was buying back then and never seen anythin like it since) so the question goes... what is it Rgds Jan

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    From my old collections (and yes I didnt know what I was buying back then and never seen anythin like it since) so the question goes... what is it

    Rgds Jan
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    U-boat crew members used to wear these on their sidecaps,if I remember correctly.
    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    A swordfish was a small battle unit award,mini-subs etc. But i've never seen one like that. Someone here may be able to tell you more. Stewy S

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    I was thinkin about something like that, is it too much to hope its original?

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    ...it looks similar to the "Waffentaucher" Tätigkeitsabzeichen of the federal german navy. Kampfschwimmer and Minentaucher...
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    Great help Minentaucher?

    Rgds Jan

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    ...it looks similar to the "Waffentaucher" Tätigkeitsabzeichen of the federal german navy. Kampfschwimmer and Minentaucher...
    I think you are correct in that this is the same badge from the
    Federal German Navy. The WWII design was different.

    "Minentaucher" = Mine Clearance Diver.


    Very cool badge !






    Regards,




    Steve.

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    I can't help, but did stay in a holiday inn, while watching das boot. They have a logo like this on their boat and caps.

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    The DAS BOOT insignia is a styalised fat bodied swordfish which was made from a silvered thin metal i think this is the one associated with the U96. But thewre were a number of differant side cap motifs. The ones i have are as above , a long shark type and a wolfs head i think there were a couple of versions ,screwback and stitched via two holes but the only ones ive seen are the two hole versions,perhaps someone else could enlighten some more.

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    ...it is the logo of the "Minentaucherkompanie" ( divers, specialized in sweping mines) of the "Bundesmarine" they exist since 1957...

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