Date Instituted

15 May 1944


Awarded for continuous active service in the submarine forces.

Number Awarded


Known makers/markings

Ausf./Schwerin/Berlin 68

Oberbootsmannsmaat Rudolf Mühlbauer
(Courtesy of D.W. Paul)


Awarded in two classes: Bronze and Silver (instituted on 24 November 1944)

It was designed by Ernst Peekhaus.

Photo courtesy of Knut

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