These ditty boxes were also used for a short period of time in the German Kriegsmarine during WWII Due to the tin or galvanized metal hardware this particular ditty box was certainly made during or shortly after WWI. Partially Handcrafted made of pinewood and dovetail construction, sliding lid, affixed metal nameplate. Popular in the cramped quarters of the U-Boat Forces for the small size.
This is a typical standardized German Navy-issued regulation ditty box, also sometimes termed as a sea chest or sea trunk, used by German sailors in the Kaiserliche Marine and Reichsmarine pre and post WWI. What was unique in the design of these German issued ditty boxes was the sliding lid which had an affixed tin tab which protruded through a slit in the body of the box where a lock would be put. The item "German Navy Kriegsmarine WWI WWII Enlisted Sailors Dittybox Sea Chest RARE #2" is in sale since Thursday, October 1, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Militaria (Date Unknown)\Navy".
The seller is "feralgrrl" and is located in Stafford, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States.