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 white cotton showing signs of rust and humidity staining; a black wool cap band, genuine leather chin strap, and a beautifully aged lambskin leather sweat band with some minor'in service' repairs. 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-563 brass cap badge depicting the'Devil throwing 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. Götz von Hartmanns original signature.
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. U-563 was a Type VIIC U-boat. She was laid down on 30 March 1940 at Blohm & Voss, Hamburg as yard number 539, launched on 5 February 1941 and commissioned on 27 March under the command of Oberleutnant zur See Klaus Bargsten. U-563 carried out eight war patrols and sank three ships, totalling 14,689 gross register tons (GRT), including one warship of 1,870 GRT. Two ships were damaged, totalling 16,266 GRT. Götz von Hartmann was the longest serving commander of U-563 from 1 Apr 1942 - 16 May 1943. He conducted 3 war patrols over a period of 104 days and was recipient of the German Cross in Gold. U-563 was sunk by Allied aircraft on 31 May 1943 in the North Atlantic north-west of Cape Ortegal, Spain. Forty-nine of her crew were killed in action (all hands lost).
The item "German WW2 Style u-boat Kriegsmarine Captain Visor Hat Cap U-563 Museum Quality" is in sale since Tuesday, August 24, 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.