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Nice photo Morten.๐Ÿ˜€ Cheers, Larry A new one from me.

A contemporary colorised portrait of a Funker-Obergefreiter (Leading Signaller), with the Sonderlaufbahnabzeichen (Specialty bafdge) for Entfenungsmesser mit Unteroffizierlehrgang (Range Taker - Candi

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Hello Larry,Odulf,Martin,SICHERHEITSDIENST!

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Ordnance/Artificer (Feuerwerker-Laufbahn)

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Best,Morten.

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Thanks for comment My friend!๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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A contemporary colorised portrait of a Funker-Obergefreiter (Leading Signaller), with the Sonderlaufbahnabzeichen (Specialty bafdge) for Entfenungsmesser mit Unteroffizierlehrgang (Range Taker - Candidate NCO). The applied "lipstick" and "Kardesian style" eyebrows makes it in our modern eyes look rather bizzare.

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Odulf you are like a whole story book. You have great knowledge of WW2 and it is fascinating to read your comments every time. Thank you so much for the knowledge you give us! ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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Cheers,Morten.
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On 02/04/2016 at 06:27, dedehansen said:

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Andreas

now that sailor is a very decorated hero!!

On 02/04/2016 at 06:27, dedehansen said:

without comment 2

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Regards

Andreas

now that sailor is a very decorated hero!!

On 02/04/2016 at 06:27, dedehansen said:

without comment 2

aak Mjpg697 K.jpg

Regards

Andreas

now that sailor is a very decorated hero!!

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On 15/09/2020 at 01:16, LarryT said:

Blue on white Maschinenmaat insignia on the grey/green work shirt. Two of the crew are wearing Linienschiff Schlesien cap talleys.

Cheers,

Larry

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Many insignia of the Reichsmarine (1920-1935) were continued to be worn in the Kriegsmarine (1935-1945), so it is not always easy to distinguishย exactly the period for certain badges and patches. To me collecting photosย of uniformed men and women is like collecting pieces of a puzzle, with the objective to complete the story of development of uniforms and insignia.

One of these pieces I received recently, this studio portrait dated 4 March 1929. We see a Torpedo-Obermaschinistenanwarter / Torpedo-Oberheizern (Leading Torpedo-Maschinist) wearing the branch badge of a Maschinist/Heizer (a cog wheel) above the chevron indicating his rate, and below the specialty badge of Torpedo-Mechaniker.

In the Kaiserliche Marine (Inperial Navy) the Torpedo branch was a separate branch, as Engineers, Paymasters, etc. The lower ranks were to be recognized by a red piping round the upper rim of the cap. Arming, repairing and firing torpedoes was a specialist job, because the torpedoes were electrical, so torpedo-mechanics also received ย electro-technical training.

Later in time (before 1938), the Torpedo-Mechaniker was no longer considered a skill, but a special branch in the Navy. The former specialty badge (with the cog wheel and vertical torpedo) became the branch badge (the cog wheel with horizontal torpedo), as shown in the second photo dating post 1939.

But this first photo (and detail)ย shows that in 1929 the Torpedo-Mechaniker specialty badge was still used.

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Hi Odulf,

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Nice photo and information.

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Cheers,

Larry

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10 hours ago, nesredep said:

Hello,

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Here is upper patch Carpenter, Two chvrons Gefreiter and Torpedo Diver i think!

Not he wearing KM Belt Bajonet and Bosun wistle.He also wearing Ribbon.

Best from Norway,Morten.

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Nice photo Morten. Cheers, Larry

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