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The badge was introduced on 30th April 1941 at the direction of Grandadmiral Raeder, who at the time was Commander-in-Chief of the Navy to recognise the sea actions in which the German Navy had been employed against the Royal Navy. The designer and principal maker was Adolf Bock of Berlin. It took the form of a German Navy capital ship at full steam, passing through an oak leaf wreath with a large winged eagle at the top of the wreath. The criterion for the award was to have completed twelve weeks service on a battleship or a cruiser, amongst others. Measuring; 58 x 48mm and marked ‘fO’ to the rear by the manufacturer Frederick Orth-Wein. See page 136 of ‘Combat Medals of the Third Reich by Christopher Ailsby (N.019). The price includes UK delivery. 91413.