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1914 Submarine service graduating class with P.04 rigs

  Click here to view the back side of the above post card. Mouse over the post card for a close up of the sailor's caps and P.04 rigs. Note the cap tallies clearly indentifies them as Unterseeboots-Abteilung or “Submarine Division” troops.  

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1916 German Imperial navy flyer

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  The above WWI flyer was distributed to German citizens to appeal for donations to support the German Navy war effort. As it says on the flyer, this offering day was organized by the German fleet-union, the fleet-union of the German women (back) and the German navy-unions to support all our (German) combatants on all oceans and demonstrate our (German) profound gratitude. 

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Original German WWI navy photo postcard

  Original German WWI photo in size of a postcard. A short translated part from the writing on the reverse side: “... at the moment together with 40 men and two comrades I am at an 8 kilometers advanced position of a 28 cm howitzer battery at the entrance of the Jade. We are taking care of the English who do not dare. They will get hard times when we will declare our U-boat blockade in a few weeks. The latest sea battle ended to out favor. The English cruiser that was torpedoed in the ground by one of our torpedo boats makes up the Blucher several times. The losses of the English are much heavier than ours. Only the Seydlitz suffered from a direct hit...”  

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Original Photograph of KM Navy Rigs

KM navy rigs

  Large format Navy Luger rig photograph in the featured collection. The photo measures approximately 9" x 7" and is matted and identified with the division and location and at the bottom, all the soldiers are identified by their name and rank. The overall size including the original backing is 10-3/4" x 9-3/4". This digital copy, although very good, does not show the sharpness and crispness of the original photograph. Looking at the original, if it were any clearer one could almost see the dirt in their fingernails or almost read the serial number on a couple of the guns!  

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Kaiser Marine Akademie - Kiel

  The Kaiser Marine Akademie in Kiel is pictured in the background of the above photograph. It appears that several of the boats in the foreground were added to the picture by an artist's rendering.  

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P04 group photo of KM Navy Rigs, Wilhelmshaven

  Look closely at this picture and the one below. The photographs show two different groups of sailors standing in front of the same flag and brick building. It would appear that each of the photos were taken on the same day due to the exact same positioning of the flag in each picture.  

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Another P04 group photo of KM Navy Rigs, Wilhelmshaven



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1911 II M.S.D. group photo



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P04s - C Langenschwadt Kiel - Wik



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KAIS.MARINE BEKLEIDUNGSAMT
IMPERIAL NAVY CLOTHING OFFICE


No less than eleven Imperial German navy officers or NCOs or possibly enlisted rank personnel, sporting winter coats and complete Pistole 1904 navy Luger rigs. This is a post card photograph with no information on the rear side, therefore no information as to the occasion or the date. However the office location has been determined to be in Wilhelmshaven, Marinestation der Nordsee (North Sea) based on an original official stationary seal of the KAIS.MARINE BEKLEIDUNGSAMT.

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1915 Unterseeboots crew with P.04 rigs & cutlasses

Close-up view of postcard.
  Original post card "Unterseeboots crew with P.04 rigs & cutlasses" sent 4/20/15 from Kiel. On the back is the following (translaled)letter, "Dear Sister, Today I'll write some rows. How are you? You seem to be very busy because I don't hear anything from you. I am still fine. Our infantry training has ended and in 4 or 5 weeks I'll probably be on board. On the other side you can see me as white boy. Not very fine. I am looking too serious. What about lotty? The weather here is fine. We are allowed to go out every day. Kiel is a pretty nice town. If only I could get some more money. The soldier's life is a nice life also now in war time. If we only could get some more bread. But here we learn everything. That's all. Much greetings from your brother. Greetings also to all relatives. Please write!"  

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WWI Imperial German Navy with P.04s

  Collection of three photographs showing the Imperial German Navy troops marching to their boats at the docks. Upon close inspection, it is possible to see that most of the soldiers are equipped with a P.04 rig. The local population is at the docks to see the troops off to WWI.  

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Four variations of the Imperial navy Luger cleaning rod.


   

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Imperial Naval dirks and bayonet.

 

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Article on Navy Luger Proofs.


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1914 German-English fleet comparison.

 
 The German fleet on combat with the English sea power in 1914. The book contains tabulated comparisons of the official known battleships on both sides with information about crews, guns, speed, etc. (Click on the book to open a new window and view some pages from the book.)
 
 

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Book of Naval rules for Kaiserliche Marine sailors.

 
 This book contains over 600 pages. The beginning and end of the book have advertisements for items that would be of interest to the Kaiserliche Marine sailor. The bulk of the book is a complilation of all the rules and regulations pertaining to the servicemen in the Kaiserliche Marine. (Click on the book to open a new window and view some pages from the book.)
 
 

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Details of all the type of guns in the Kaisers navy.

 
 This book details all the large guns mounted on the Kaiserliche Marine ships.
 
 

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Misc note.

 
  
 
 

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Passage certificate.

 
 Shown above is a passage certificate for the wife of the navy master builder Klautsch for the area of Fort Wilhelmshaven for the period between June 1918 until June 1919. The document contains a photo, service seal of the commander and red stamp worker of the Kaiserliche navy at Wilhelmshaven and soldier advice. Interesting time-historical document in good condition.
 
 

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Fuhrungsbuch - Leadership book.

 
 Evaluation scale for rating leadership and the leiftungen skills in the military training.
  • very well
  • well
  • sufficient
  • deficient
  • ??
Under special training on the aubenfeite dedels and on page 8 FF find to indicate  
 

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1944 No.3 Kieler Lehrthemen Schießz-Ausbildung pamphlets.


   
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  Pictured herein are a set of three large format 1944 dated Kriegsmarine pamphlets measuring 11.5" x 8.25", printed on brown, light weight paper. The pamphlets consist of either fifteen pages or nineteen pages with the title of Kieler Lehrthemen or Kieler Training Topics with a large anchor over a submarine logo on all three covers. The individual pamphelts are entitled: (Click on titles to view larger image in picture above.)
  1. No.1 1944 Benehmen gegen Vorgesetzte (Behavior against Superiors)
  2. No.3 1944 Schieß-Ausbildung (Shooting-Training)
  3. No.4 1944 Seemännische Themen (Maritime Topics)
These pamphlets were utilized mainly by the Kriegsmarine but also by other units and although official looking, they don’t appear to be of official military issue as indicated by a price of RM. 0.60 printed at the bottom of each pamphlet.

The “Shooting-Training” pamphlet No. 3 has illustrations and text sections relating to the Parabellum 08, Mauser Rifle Das Gewehr 98, gasmask, and grenade. On page 5 is a short paragraph titled Schußleistungen der Pistole 08 or Shooting Performance of the Pistol 08. Page 10 is completely dedicated to a technical-mechanical description of the pistol titled Die Pistole 08. Page 12 has a paragraph discussing The Impact of the Pistole 08 or Die Wirkungsweise der Pistole 08. This paragraph in actuality is a description of the operating cycle of the gun.

The pamphlet series shown consists of numbers 1, 3 and 4; however there may be additional pamphlets as similar Kieler documents were printed throughout the war, examples being two 1942 Kieler publications, No.28 and No.29. Nevertheless, numbers 1, 3, and 4 represent a very scarce grouping as few survived World War II.

 

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