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I have been starting to collect the imperial tallies of the many ships that took place during the battle of Jutland.  I wanted to share the ones I currently have.

These are currently on their way to me as of this time.  I have photo edited them to save space.   Thanks for looking.

Imperial Tallies on their way to AK1.jpg

Here are some others.

Imperial tallies of JustinG.png

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Both the silver thread and the gold thread S.M.S Derfflinger


Gold script:  Seemännisches Personnel (Deck Related professions)

Silver Script: Schiffstechnisches Personnel (Engineering, technical)

Red Script: Cadets/shipboys


SMS Derfflinger Silver 120cm close.jpg

SMS Derfflinger Müetzenband edited.png

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Some of the other Imperial ships at Jutland, tallies in wear: -

Starting with SMS Helgoland:



Next: -

SMS Hessen: 



SMS Frauenlob:


Bootsmannsmaat Anton Schmitt (died 31 May 1916) was killed during the battle of Jutland.





SMS Hamburg:





SMS Stuttgart:



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SMS Frankfurt:





SMS Pillau: 




SMS Regensburg:




SMS Wiesbaden:


The writer and poet, Johann Kinau, better known as Gorch Fock.


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Here are some new additions.



5.II.Torpedo=Division.II.5 length.JPG

Matrosenartillerie Kiautschou close cropped.jpg

SMS Oldenburg close cropped.jpg

SMS Schleswig=Holstein cropped.jpg

Batch 2.


I realize that there are duplicates. But they are duplicates in my collection.  That's right, I have duplicates.  😎

S.M.S Alice Roosevelt close.jpg

S.M.S Frauenlob close cropped.jpg

S.M.S Koenig Albert close cropped.jpg

S.M.S Von Der Tann close cropped.jpg

S.M.S. Ostfriesland Close cropped.jpg

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Here is a grouping of Mützenbänder from the Battle of Jutland.

SMS Elbing

SMS Frankfurt

SMS hamburg

SMS Hessen

SMS Regensburg

SMS Pillau

SMS Stuttgart


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Hi Don,

Good question about the color of the bands. 

Gold Script: Seemännisches  (Deck Related personnel)

Silver Script: Schiffstechnisches Technical (engineering) Administrative

Red Script: Schiffsjungen (Cadets)

Metal thread was used.  Cotton thread was introduced in early 1917 so Yellow Cotton for gold and white cotton for silver. 


S.M.S. is Seiner Majestäts Schiff      (German for His Majesty ship)  

K.u.K.  (Austrian)  Kaiserliche und Königliche 


There is a quick breakdown of some important tally information.

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