WW1 German Seebataillon M1907 Officer/NCO Dress Cap
This is the German WW1 equivalent of the British Royal Marine Commandos or the US Marine Corps. A peaked Officers/NCOs cap in dark blue with white hatband and piping from the one of the three Seebataillone. Note the stiff rounded shape of the top brim of the cap retained by wire.
The first Seebataillon was organized on 13 May 1852 as the Royal Prussian Marinier-Korps. The naval infantry brigade under Generalmajor von Wiechmann grew into the Marine Division; an additional Marine Division was formed in November 1914. These two divisions formed Marine-Korps-Flandern (Naval Corps Flanders) under Admiral Ludwig von Schröder (known in Germany as the "Lion of Flanders").
In early February 1917 a third Marine Division was organized thus giving the naval infantry corps a strength of 70,000 men. Marine units fought in 1914 at Tsingtao and Antwerp, in 1915 at Ypres, in 1916 on the Somme, in 1917 in Flanders and during the 1918 offensive battles in northern France.
Our reproduction Imperial German Seebataillon Model 1907 Officers/NCO Cap (Feldmützen or Krätzchenare), are brand new and made in Germany.
They are exact high quality reproductions of a German Seebataillon WWI Enlisted cap, not cheap Chinese versions. They are exactly like the originals and are made with the correct materials and fittings.
These come in authentic blue/white wool with white cap band and piping and Reich cockade.
Most WWI Enlisted caps of the Imperial German Regiments are available from us but some have to be made up to your specification. If you don't see one you require, please email us.