A reference website

for collectors and researchers

of the 1940 Minesweeper Badge of the

Kriegsmarine (the German Navy of World War II)


Warning: This site contains images of the swastika as seen on the obverse design of the Minesweeper Badges.  If you are offended by this symbol regardless of context please do not visit this website.  This website has nothing whatsoever to do with National Socialism nor does it condone the Nazi ideology of that time, but the swastika is unavoidable in the study of badges of this era.  Sailors and conscripts serving in the Kriegsmarine earned this award for their perilous service during wartime, and not for any political aspirations.

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last modified February 27, 2018