Date Instituted

30 April 1941


* 12 weeks service on a battleship or cruiser

The number of weeks were reduced if one or more of these conditions were met:
* Being wounded or killed during the voyage
* Performing acts above and beyond the call of duty
* Participation in “Rawalpindi” and “Jan Mayen”

Number Awarded


Known makers/markings

Unmarked, Adolf Bock, Schwerin, Ausf. Schwerin Berlin, FO, R.S & S., R.S., L/21

Holder of the High Seas Fleet War Badge
(Courtesy of André Hella)


A special variant with diamonds was also produced but it was probably never awarded.

It was designed by Adolf Bock.

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