(Kampfabziechen der Kleinkampfmittel)

Date Instituted

13 November 1944


This badge was awarded to divers and one-man submarine operators
* Preforming acts above and beyond the call of duty, or
* Being wounded in action

Number Awarded


Known makers/markings



It was awarded in seven grades:
Cloth with no swords (one action)
Cloth with one sword (two actions)
Cloth with two swords (three actions)
Cloth with three swords (four actions)
Bronze Clasp (five actions)
Silver Clasp (six actions)
Gold Clasp (seven actions)

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