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Kaiserliche marine / Imperial German Navy tallies in wear

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As annex to the thread Kriegsmarine tallies in wear, post here your photos of Imperial Navy sailors.

Starting with an early tally of the Aviso GREIF, without the prefix S.M.S. The prefix was introduced in June 1890.

KaMa - 036 - MB GREIF (um 1885).jpg

A Funker (Wireless-Operator) of the 1. MINEN-ABTEILUNG (1st Coy. Mine Sweeper Batallion.). The Minen-Abteilung was established 1 June 1907.

KaMa - 040 - Funker, Mützenband 1. Minen-Abteilung (1. Kompanie, Cuxhaven).jpg

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Obermatrose (A.B.) of the Small Cruiser S.M.S. AMAZONE wearing the China Denkmünze (China Medal, for German participants in the Boxer War)

KaMa - 005 - Obermatrose, MB S.M.S. AMAZONE.jpg

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Two brothers and a woman, an interesting studio portrait made during the Great War. The men are wearing the field grey overcoat and sailor's hats in the same colour with the tally ?.II. MATROSEN-DIVISION. Note their typical gaiters.

KaMa - 044a - MB MATROSEN-DIVISION II.1.jpg

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The only one I can add, under a glass the cap tally says 1 Werft Division 1A or similar. The rear of this card has a Kiel Studio mark.

Simon

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Odulf,

Your photo of the brothers shows a gray wool sailor's cap. It is the first time I have seen one. All others I have seen in the past in gray were cotton. Would this be the correct Kragenpatten? I'm not sure if the navy used the Prussian black on the Unteroff. Borte or if they had some sort of red/white/black stripe.Thanks for sharing. 

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The crew of the U-9 in a photo postcard dated 1914.

I think the tallies read UNTERSEEBOOTS.HALBFLOTTILLE.

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a11111.thumb.jpg.71d31a1a0ba05044729a8a1394e62f33.jpgHello!

 

I have shown this picture before but show it again!

 

 

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Wrong photo

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13 hours ago, nesredep said:

Hello!

 

Pease delet this photo because i have post wrong photo,Thanks for hjelp 

Hi Morten, You can delete the wrong photo yourself by use of the EDIT function.

On ‎9‎-‎7‎-‎2017 at 17:53, Martin W said:

The crew of the U-9 in a photo postcard dated 1914.

I think the tallies read UNTERSEEBOOTS.HALBFLOTTILLE.

1914,U-9 crew._final.jpg

1914,U-9 crew,rev._final.jpg

1914,U-9,detail.jpg

I think you're right Martin, I wonder how many postcards of Weddingen and his successfull crew were published.

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No idea on how many postcards were printed Edgar ?

This is a real photo PK and it was written by one of the U-9 crewmen and sent to his uncle with reference to the sinking of HMS Hawke.

 

Cheers,Martin.

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Hello Morten,

In your recently posted photo, does the "T" on the life ring refer to "Tender"? I cannot read what is on the sailor's cap tallies.

Thanks,

Chip

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The tallies read mainly TORPEDO-DIVISION, T is for Torpedoboot, this was a rather young branch of the Imperial Navy

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The victory of U9 ("Three before breakfast") was celebrated wit many postcards of the crew and commandant (Otto Weddingen). Later other victorious crews appeared on postcards also, like:

- The crew of S.M.S. MÖWE, a Raider or AMC (Armed Merchant Cruiser)

- The crew of S.M.S. WOLF, another Raider

- The crew of S.M.S. AYESHA. This is an interesting tally, because the schooner Ayesha was captured by the shore party of S.M.S. Emden on the Cocos Isles, shortly before the Emden was attacked by H.M.A.S. Sydney. The shore party took the Ayesha to the Dutch East Indies, and left in her to sail home. This was impossible, but the men were taken on board a German freighter, and the schooner Ayesha was sunk. The men made it to the Red Sea, went on shore and traveled it via Turkey to Germany. The Ayesha was never officially listed as a German war ship, but the legendary journey of her crew was stuff for books and films.

 

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KaMa - Wolf (3) - Heimkehr SMS Wolf (Flensburg, 17.2.1918).jpg

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Hi Gents

this same pic earlier posted by Odulf but his has a small mark bottom left corner that mine doesn't....

 

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tony 

 

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Hi Martin W,

the photo of  Torpedoboot Albatros is very nice, but the cap tally is not Imperial Navy. It´s Reichsmarine. The ship was put into service Mai 1928 and lost 1940. The two gentlemen flanking him are policemen, I think.

GreyC

 

 

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8 hours ago, GreyC said:

Hi Martin W,

the photo of  Torpedoboot Albatros is very nice, but the cap tally is not Imperial Navy. It´s Reichsmarine. The ship was put into service Mai 1928 and lost 1940. The two gentlemen flanking him are policemen, I think.

GreyC

 

 

Thanks for the info...

Cheers,Martin.

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Hi,

"Werft" means ship/dockyard, not only dock. The Werft-Divisionen consisted of 5 Kompanien each. They supplied the naval vessels with engine personnel/staff and craftsmen like painters, shoemakers but also gunsmiths etc.

Apart from that they supplied manpower to help with the work at the Naval Yards in Wilhelmshaven, Kiel, etc., hence the name.

GreyC

ps: The photo shows him while working as stoker on the naval base in Cuxhaven. The text is unspectacular and contains x-mas wishes for his brother.

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GeryC,

I did not give all the definitions of the word, as I thought that the most common meaning would suffice. Of course, you are correct with the additional meanings.

Chip

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