Badge for Long Distance Voyage on a Submarine, to a
participant of the Okean Naval Exercises, 1970.
Brass, enamels, lacquer; measures 26.9 mm in height (not
including the pendant, between the bottom of the wreath and
the top point of the flag), 29.4 mm in width the bottom
(between the lower edge of the red plaque and the leftmost
point of the wreath). Unlike the regular issue Long Distance
Voyage badge for submariners, this badge features a
lacquered pendant with the name of the exercises. The
reverse of the badge has raised logo of the Pobeda Factory
In excellent condition. The enamel is completely free of the
usual chips, flaking, or hairlines and has only some
miniscule contact marks mostly unnoticeable to the naked eye
(a tiny pale speck on the sky-blue enamel above the conning
tower is a manufacturing flaw, not a result of damage.) The
lacquer on the pendant is fully intact. Beautifully
preserved, crisp details.
The badge was issued exclusively to the submarine crewmen
who had participated in the Okean ("Ocean") naval exercises.
These Warsaw Pact war games were unprecedented in their
scale, numbering hundreds of warships simultaneously
deployed in all four oceans.
/See Avers 8, p. 449, fig. 2104.b; also, Borisov,
Badges of the Soviet Armed Forces of the USSR,