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Original WWII German Kriegsmarine Warrant & Petty Officer Training Department Wall Plaque - Sturm 11 1937

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This is a Pre-Early WWII German Kriegsmarine Wall Plaque, which features and attached plated alloy bust of a German sailor, with a small placard below it reading Sturm 11 / 1937. The sailor is wearing the standard Tellermütze "Donald Duck" cap, with a Reichsadler on the crown over a cockade, and a cap tally that reads: Marineunteroffizierlehrabteilung, or "Navy Under Officer Training Dept". Unteroffizier is the standard German term for Non-commissioned officers equivalent to U.S. Navy Petty and Warrant officers.

The plaque is most likely to commemorate a specific class, in this case "Sturm 11", which completed their training in 1937. There were most likely many such plaques hung up at the training location. It is in good condition, with a crack in the wooden backing, and the bust has had the plating wear away in many areas, so it doesn't look nearly as impressive as it did when it was new. We looked, but unfortunately have not been able to find any further information on the plaque, and leave it as an excellent research opportunity.

The wooden base measures approximately 9”H x 6 3/4”W x 1”. This would look great hanging on a wall as part of your Kriegsmarine collection!

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