Seamans blue woollen jumper : Obervermessungsgast Glaser, Kaiserliche Marine

Accession Number RELAWM05427.002
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Uniform
Physical description Wool; Synthetic
Maker Military contractor
Place made Germany
Date made 1913
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

German Navy (Kaiserliche Marine) seaman's blue woollen jumper. There are two black synthetic buttons holding a small dog-bone shaped piece of fabric to the underside of the left side of the collar and a single button under the right side. A length of plaited blue woollen cord is attached to both sides of the V-neck near the bottom. The cords have been knotted together to pull both sides of the opening together. Sewn to the upper left sleeve is an embroidered red 'V' badge with a blue oval backing, above a yellow chevron, of the type worn by Obervermessungsgast (Survey) Branch(?). The cuffs are pleated at the front and have a 160mm vertical slit at the back with two synthetic black buttons. The cuffs are lined with blue cotton drill. 'B.A.K. / 22.12.13 / 3C' is stencilled in red paint at the bottom of the front panel. 'IM9 / 260?(?) is embroidered in red to its left. 'Glaser' is printed in black on the white cotton name tape that is sewn onto the jumper below it. There are a pair of lace holes at the bottom of both of the side seams.

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