(Abzeichen Für Blockadebrecher)


Date Instituted

1 April 1941


* Running a blockade and docking in a German port, or
* Being wounded in duty, or
* Preventing the taking of a German ship

Number Awarded


Known makers/markings

R.S., Schwerin

Blockade Runner Badge in wear
(Courtesy of Ostmann)


It was designed by Otto Placzek.

Photo courtesy of Rusfront

Sources used

Christopher Ailsby - A collectors guide to the Kriegsmarine
Christopher Ailsby - World War 2 German medals and political awards
John R. Angolia - For Führer and Fatherland: Military awards of the Third Reich
David Littlejohn - Orders, decorations, medals and badges of the Third Reich