WW2 German Kriegsmarine Cap Tallies
Reproduction WW2 Kriegsmarine Enlisted and NCO Cap Tallies. These are approximately 32mm tall and 150cm long. Choice of new, faded or aged condition. These tallies are made from black artificial silk which is a type of rayon material mixed with genuine silk.
Please note some tallies are BeVo pattern and some are embroidered - we copy originals to make these as accurate as possible and both variations are valid. Notice our aged tallies have green verdigris on parts of the weave - just like many originals!
Please feel free to contact us if you require a different World War two cap tally making up. Please see details of each Tally at the bottom of this page.
The following Tallies are available:
'Kriegsmarine' - Gold Gothic Font - New or Aged - Used on all surface and underwater ships during WW2 - worn as a generic 'Kriegsmarine' to conceal the identity of the actual vessel. BeVo type embroidery.
'1. Schnellbootsflottille 1.' - Gold Gothic Font - New or Aged - 1st Speedboat Flotilla - Active 1939 to 1945. Served in Baltic Sea, Poland, Norway and Black Sea. This is thick gold bullion embroidered type - not BeVo - taken from an original!
'Unterseebootsschule' - New Gold, Gold Faded or Gold Aged Gothic Font. In September 1935 the Unterseebootsflottille "Weddigen" (1st U-boat flotilla) was founded in Kiel. In the same year the Unterseebootsschule (U-boat school), was established. Attached to the schule was Schulverband der Unterseebootsschule (training unit of the U-boat school), which contained in 1935 six U-boats. The Unterseebootsschule and also the attached flotilla moved away in May 1937 to Neustadt.
'Schlachtschiff Scharnhorst' - Scharnhorst was a German capital ship, alternatively described as a battleship or battlecruiser, of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine. She was the lead ship of her class, which included one other ship, Gneisenau. The ship was built at the Kriegsmarinewerft dockyard in Wilhelmshaven; she was laid down on 15 June 1935 and launched a year and four months later on 3 October 1936. During the Battle of the North Cape (26 December 1943), the Royal Navy battleship HMS Duke of York and her escorts sank Scharnhorst.
'Kreuzer Prinz Eugen' - Prinz Eugen saw action during Operation Rheinübung, an attempted breakout into the Atlantic Ocean with the battleship Bismarck in May 1941. The two ships destroyed the British battlecruiser Hood and moderately damaged the battleship Prince of Wales in the Battle of the Denmark Strait. In February 1942, Prinz Eugen was deployed to Norway, although her time stationed there was curtailed when she was torpedoed by the British submarine Trident. In May 1945, she was surrendered to the British Royal Navy
'Aviso Grille' - was built in Nazi Germany for the Kriegsmarine in the mid-1930s for use as a state yacht by Adolf Hitler and other leading individuals in the Nazi regime. After the start of World War II in September 1939, Grille was used as a minelayer and as a patrol vessel in the Baltic Sea, tasked with searching for enemy merchant vessels.
'Schlachtschiff Gneisenau' - Gneisenau was a German capital ship, alternatively described as a battleship and battlecruiser, of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine. She was the second vessel of her class, which included her sister ship, Scharnhorst. After several successful engagements, in March 1945, she was sunk as a blockship in Gotenhafen (Gdynia) in German-occupied Poland. She was eventually broken up for scrap in 1951.
'Admiral Graf Spee' - Between September and December 1939, the warship sank nine vessels, before being confronted by three British cruisers at the Battle of the River Plate on 13 December. The ship inflicted heavy damage on the British ships, but she too was damaged, and was forced to put into port at Montevideo, Uruguay. Convinced by false reports of superior British naval forces approaching his ship, Hans Langsdorff, the commander of the ship, ordered the vessel to be scuttled.
'Schlachtschiff Tirpitz' in Sept 1943, along with the battleship Scharnhorst, bombarded Allied positions on Spitzbergen, the only time the ship used her main battery in an offensive role. Shortly thereafter, the ship was damaged in an attack by British mini-submarines and subjected to a series of large-scale air raids. On 12 November 1944, British Lancaster bombers scored two direct hits which caused the ship to capsize rapidly. A deck fire spread to the ammunition magazine for one of the main battery turrets, which caused a large explosion. The wreck was broken up by a joint Norwegian and German salvage operation after WW2.
'Schlachtschiff Bismarck' was the first of two Bismarck-class battleships built for Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine and was completed in August 1940. Bismarck and her sister ship Tirpitz were the largest battleships ever built by Germany, and two of the largest built by any European power.
'Panzerschiff Deutschland' saw significant action with the Kriegsmarine, including patrols in the Spanish Civil War. She then participated in Operation Weserübung, the invasion of Norway. She next saw action at the Battle of the Barents Sea with the heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper. Sunk in shallow waters in the Kaiserfahrt in April 1945 by Royal Air Force (RAF) she was used as a gun battery to support German troops fighting the Soviet Army until 4 May 1945, when she was disabled by her crew.
'Unterseebootsflottille Weddigen' The 1st U-boat flotilla (German 1. Unterseebootsflottille) also known as the Weddigen flotilla, was the first operational U-boat unit in Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine. Founded on 27 September 1935 under the command of Fregattenkapitän Karl Dönitz, it was named in honour of Kapitänleutnant Otto Weddigen. Weddigen, a U-boat commander during World War I.
'Unterseebootsflottille Hundius' The 6th U-boat Flotilla, also known as Hundius Flotilla, was a front-line unit of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine before and during World War II.