WWI German U boat Commanders Cap Lothar von Arnauld de la Perière - Aged
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This is a reproduction of a German WW1 Imperial Navy Schirmütze used by the Navy during the Great War. Showing ageing, usage markings, discoloration, tarnish and heavy wear. Size 58/59.
It is 100% reproduction and is made of fine quality doeskin wool with mohair cap band in dark navy blue and features the wreath and cockade with Imperial crown in hand-embroidered gold bullion. The ersatz leather sweatband, leather chin strap with gold anchor buttons and a vulkanfibre peak.
This cap is based on one worn by U boat Commander Lothar von Arnauld de la Perière, Germanys most successful U-Boat commander who sunk 195 ships and damaged 8 others. Both white topped and blue topped versions were worn but unlike WW2 the commanders did not wear the white top as an indicator of being u-boot commander.
For his achievements the Prussian aristocrat Arnauld, who was a modest but very skilled skipper respected by his crew, was awarded the Pour le Mérite. The cap has his name embroidered in a name tag under the leather head liner.
After the war Arnauld served in the Turkish Navy in the 1930's and from 1939 again in the German Navy.
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