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Hey everyone, this may seem like a silly question, and I'm sure I'll have a ton of follow up questions.

Since the Deutschland/Lützow technically wasn't a battleship or a destroyer what badge did the crew wear? High Seas Fleet badge?

Also what would the Imperial equivalent of a HSF Badge be?






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Hi, Eric

The Deutschland/Lützow was classed as a cruiser (later as heavy cruiser), so members of the crew would have been entitled to the the High Seas Fleet badge, as from its institution on 30th April 1941, under the following criteria.

Those authorized to receive the High Seas Fleet badge are crew members of battleships and cruisers, or those who are connected with the the High Seas Fleet and who have served a period of 12 weeks at sea.

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