Date Instituted

30 May 1941


* Participation in 12 or more actions
* Being wounded in action, or
* Having one's ship sunk in action, or
* Performing acts above and beyond the call of duty

Number Awarded



Holders of the E-Boat War Badge with Diamonds

Known makers/markings

Schwerin, Ausf. Schwerin Berlin 68, L/18, AS, R.K., R.S
Schwerin (Diamonds grade)

Holder of the E-Boat War Badge
(Courtesy of André Hella)

Korvettenkapitän Werner Töniges
(Courtesy of Bob P.)


A special variant with diamonds could be awarded to extremely successful commanders.

It was designed by Ernst Peekhaus.

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