Monday, 29 July 2013

Roll of Honour Clasp - Navy


Roll of Honour Clasp - Navy


Instituted on 13 May 1944

Rarity – Extremely rare

Known Makers - Capital 'K' in a circle



Roll of Honour Clasp - Navy - Obverse.




Roll of Honour Clasp - Navy - Reverse.

On 13 May 1944 Grandadmiral Dönitz instituted the naval version of the Honour Clasp to recognise those members of the navy who had been entered on, 'The Honour Roll of the German Navy', which had been opened in February 1943.

The badge is produced from a single stamping but the gilt wreath is slightly larger, measuring 26 mm across.  The oak leaves comprising the gilded wreath are continuous and are made up of fifteen individual bunches of irregular design, measuring 3.5 mm across.  The central motif is an anchor surmounted by a swastika.  In this case, the swastika is mobile and also has the fine recessed line running round the edges of the legs.   The field beneath the base of the anchor and the wreath should not normally be voided.  The reverse takes the negative design of the obverse, being stamped.  It has four fine prongs to attach it to the Iron Cross Second Class ribbon. 

The recipient had already to be in the possession of the Iron Cross First and Second Class.  The clasp was worn on the ribbon of the Iron Cross Second Class at the second buttonhole of the uniform.  If the recipient already held an Iron Cross Second Class bar, he only wore the Roll of Honour Clasp. It has been recorded that there were 37 recipients making it an extremely rare award. However many more were manufactured. This type of honour clasp is the hardest of the three clasps to obtain for one's collection.

It was contained in a small, black, oblong box, with cream flocked base on which the badge sat, with the ends of the Iron Cross ribbon being tucked underneath the bed that produced the base.  On some examples of the bed, the maker's mark for Richard Klein is encountered embossed into the corner.  This comprises of a capital 'K' in a circle with three inverted chevrons in a further circle beside the first.  The lid lining was of white silk.



Roll of Honour Clasp - Navy - Citation.
 

Roll of Honour Clasp – Navy -  Recipients

NAME

FORENAME

RANK

DATE

Bitterer
Wilhelm
Oberleutnant (W)
11.01.1945
Cordsmeier
Paul
Oberleutnant ( V.)
09.10.1944
Eggers
August
Kapitänleutnant
18.11.1944
Geschke
Waldemar
Leutnant (Ing.)
31.01.1945
Glaubrecht
Heinz
Matrose
08.08.1944
Graf
Kurt
Matrosenobergefreiter
18.11.1944
Guski
Gregor
Maschinenmaat
08.08.1944
Hansen
Karl - Heinz
Leutnant zur See
08.08.1944
Kayser
Günter
10.10.1943
Kirchhoff
Joost
Leutnant z.S.
11.01.1945
Knauth
Karl - Heinz
Oberleutnant z.S.
08.11.1943
Konejung
Günter
Oblt. (MA) d.R.
17.10.1944
Kruse
Richard
Bootsmannsmaat d.R.
08.11.1943
Lerch
Kurt
Sonderführer (Kptlt.)
08.11.1943
Moors
Albert
Leutnant (Ing.)
31.01.1945
Müller
Heinz
Oberleutnant z.S. d.R.
10.01.1945
Nordt
Otto
Kapitänleutnant
08.11.1943
Offermanns
Franz
Kapitänleutnant
11.01.1945
Pambuch
Alois
Oberbootsmannsmaat
18.11.1944
Paulssen
Ottokar
Korvettenkapitän
09.10.1944
Pettke
Karl-Heinz
Oberfähnrich z.S.
08.08.1944
Preuschoff
Ehrhard
Obersteuermann
08.08.1944
Rademaker
Hans
Oblt.(MA) D.r.
31.12.1943
Rössger
Ruprecht
Kapitänleutnant
18.11.1944
Roth
Paul
Matrose
08.08.1944
Rübel
Gustave
Korvettenkapitän.d.R.
08.11.1943
Schiebel
Heinrich
Oberfeldwebel
08.08.1944
Schröger
Ernst
Steuermannsmaat
08.08.1944
Schütz
Ulrich
Oberleutnant z.S. d.R.
11.01.1945
Schwarz
Paul
Oberleutnant (Ing)
28.06.1943
Wegener
Günther
Oberleutnant z.S.
09.10.1944
Weilkes
Friedrich
Oberwaffenwart (Spr)
11.01.1945
Weiss
Günther
Bootsmannsmaat
08.11.1943
Wilhelm
Herbert
Obermech. Maat (Spr)
11.01.1945
Winzer
Karl Konrad
Oberleutnant z.S.
08.08.1944
Wolf
Alfred
Sonderführer (Obersteuermann)
11.01.1945
Wolf
Emil
Oberleutnant z.S.d .R.
06.09.1944

Roll of Honour Clasp – Navy - Fake.



Roll of Honour Clasp - Navy - Obverse - Fake.



Roll of Honour Clasp - Navy - Reverse - Fake.

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