This is a stunning museum quality reproduction of a German U-Boat captains cap which has been handmade using original WW2 design patterns. The body of the cap is constructed from blue wool that shows some signs of wear; a black wool cap band, genuine leather chin strap, and a beautifully aged lambskin leather sweat band. The insignia and visor are made from the correct hand embroidered gold wire bullion with an aged patina. The cap also comes fitted with a crew made U-313 brass cap badge depicting the'Devil Riding a Torpedo'. Established in 1877, n Schlöffel was one of the finest wartime manufacturers of Kriegsmarine caps with their factory located close to the Kriegsmarinewerft Wilhelmshaven (Wilhelmshaven Naval Shipyard), Germany.
Inserted inside the cap label is an aged copy of Kptlt. The cap will come complete with an aged'birdy' a museum quality piece - copied from an original.A perfect cap for your museum or private Kriegsmarine collection. I've examined many original and reproduction KM caps and this cap is as close as you will find to an original but at a fraction of the cost. The cap you see in the pictures is the cap you will get. Please do not hesitate to ask questions and feel free to check out my other auctions and feedback.
If you want a U-boat cap made for a specific U-boat commander please feel free to get in touch with me. Thanks for looking and best wishes from the north Atlantic coast of Ireland. German submarine U-313 was a Type VIIC U-boat laid down on 11 May 1941 at the Flender Werke yard at Lübeck as yard number 313, launched on 27 March 1943 and commissioned on 20 May under the command of Kapitänleutnant Friedrich Schweiger. During her career, the U-boat sailed on twelve combat patrols and was a member of eleven wolfpacks.She sank no ships before surrendering at Narvik in May 1945. U-141 was then transferred to Loch Eriboll, Scotland, on 19 May 1945, later to Lisahally and to Loch Ryan. She was sunk by the Royal Navy in December as part of Operation Deadlight. The lack of success of U-313 is illustrated by the colourful emblem the boat carried.
The'Devil Riding a Torpedo' emblem was meant to illustrate the many torpedo-launching problems the boat suffered from. The crew said there were too many "Rohrläufer" (torpedo unable to leave the tube) and that a devil must be holding the torpedoes back. The item "German WW2 Style u-boat Kriegsmarine Captain Visor Cap U-313 Friedrich Schweiger" is in sale since Saturday, October 2, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Uniforms". The seller is "warbooty" and is located in Portrush.This item can be shipped worldwide.