This is a museum quality reproduction of an impossible to find German U-Boat NCO cap (U-563) with 70+ years of ageing. The cap has been made to represent a long war patrol piece and has been handmade using original WW2 design drawings. The body of the cap is made from old white cotton cloth that shows signs of rust and humidity staining from deep within the bowels of the Iron Coffin; a black cap band, genuine old leather chin strap, and a beautifully aged lambskin leather sweat band. The insignia is made from hand embroidered gold wire bullion with an aged patina and the leather visor has a distressed finish.
Their caps were highly sought after by U-boat crew and commanders. The cap comes fitted with a U-563 brass badge of the boat's'Devil Throwing a Torpedo' emblem and will come complete with'birdy' badge attached. A perfect cap for your WW2 collection. 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.
If you want a U-boat cap made for a specific U-boat commander then please feel free to get in touch. 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. 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). Thanks for looking and best wishes from the north Atlantic coast of Ireland.
This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Uniforms". The seller is "warbooty" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.