This is a museum quality reproduction of a German U-Boat NCO cap, which has been handmade from original WW2 designs. The body of the cap is made from white cotton, a black wool cap band, genuine leather chin strap, and a beautifully aged lambskin leather sweat band.The leather visor has an aged patina and t. He blue cotton lining cap has been sewn in to the correct wartime specification. The cap also comes fitted with a crew made brass cap badge from U-333. Established in 1877, n Schlöffel was one of the very finest manufacturers of Kriegsmarine caps, located close to the Kriegsmarinewerft Wilhelmshaven (Wilhelmshaven Naval Shipyard), Germany. The cap will come complete with its aged cloth Adler. I've examined many original and reproduction KM caps and the quality of this cap is as close as you will get to the real thing. 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-333 was a Type VIIC U-boat of the Kriegsmarine.
She was laid down on 11 March 1940 at the Nordseewerke yard at Emden, launched on 14 June 1941, and commissioned on 25 August 1941 under the command of Kapitänleutnant Peter-Erich Cremer. (recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross). After training with the 5th U-boat Flotilla at Kiel, on 1 January 1942 U-333 was transferred to the 3rd U-boat Flotilla based at La Pallice for front-line service. Between August 1941 and July 1944 U-333 sailed on 12 combat patrols, and sank seven merchant ships totalling 32,107 GRT, damaged another of 8,327 GRT, and also engaged and damaged the 925 GRT Flower-class corvette HMS Crocus.
She also shot down two aircraft. U-333 was sunk on 31 July 1944, west of the Scilly Isles, by the first use of the Squid anti-submarine mortar from the British Royal Navy sloop Starling and frigate Loch Killin of the 2nd Support Group.
All 45 hands were lost. The item "WW2 Style German U-boat Kriegsmarine NCO Hat Cap U-333 Peter Cremer" is in sale since Friday, August 13, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Uniforms". The seller is "warbooty" and is located in Portrush.
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