U-boat War Badge with Diamonds
U-Boot-Kriegsabzeichen mit Brillanten
Awarded from 1941. The U-Boot-Kriegsabzeichen mit Brillanten look similar like the usual U-Bootskriegsabzeichen, but is was made from gilding silver with 9 small diamonds.
* Großadmiral Erich Raeder was in 1941 CinC of the Kriegsmarine.
Decorations ordered by date
See this list sorted by last name
|Commander and rank||Age||Crew||Date||U-boat Command(s) held *|
|1.||Kptlt.||Schultze, Herbert||31||30||15 Jul 1941||U-2, U-48|
|2.||Kptlt.||Endrass, Engelbert +||30||34||18 Jul 1941||U-46|
|3.||Kptlt.||Suhren, Reinhard||25||35||Mar, 1942||U-564|
|4.||Kptlt.||Topp, Erich||27||34||11 Apr 1942||U-57, U-552|
|5.||Kptlt.||Hardegen, Reinhard||29||33||7 May 1942||U-147, U-123|
|6.||Kptlt.||Bleichrodt, Heinrich||32||31||Oct, 1942||U-48, U-67, U-109|
|7.||Kptlt.||Lüth, Wolfgang +||29||33||26 Jan 1943||U-13, U-9, U-138, U-43, U-181|
|8.||KrvKpt.||Merten, Karl-Friedrich||37||26||30 Jan 1943||U-68|
|9.||Kptlt.||Bülow, Otto von||31||30||May 1943||U-3, U-404|
|10.||Kptlt.||Emmermann, Carl||28||34||1 Oct 1943||U-172|
|11.||KrvKpt.||Brandi, Albrecht||30||35||Jul 1944||U-617, U-380, U-967|
|12.||Kptlt.||Lassen, Georg||29||35||22 Oct 1944||U-29, U-160|
12 U-boat Commanders decorated with U-boat War Badge with Diamonds (U-Boot-Kriegsabzeichen mit Brillanten) located.
+ Indicates the Officer died in the war.
* Commands held indicates the U-boat commands held by this officer before award date. In some cases the officer had not taken command his first boat yet or was not even in the U-boat force yet.
Note: This listing is still being compiled and some recipients might be missing.