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Peter Lehmann, Hannes
The German fleet money
In: North German Yearbook of numismatics and related areas
Published by the auction house Tiejen & Co., Hamburg
In 1909 from the Imperial Navy Office issued "Regulations on the service on board" containing the "Regulations for the Administration of the ship's canteen," is regulated in the output of tokens (canteen funds). Under § 15 states:
"The canteen items should be administered only in cash in the rule. The commander, however, is empowered to order the expenditure abroad of tokens or allow an exception from case to case, that the purchase price is deferred to the team ..."
A slightly modified version of this provision was also in the navy of the III. Empire. The Imperial Navy of the Weimar Republic had taken over the text of the imperial era.
By a number of warships tokens are known from the SMS and SMS Hindenburg Thuringia and paper money.
I have one piece from SMS Emden; a much sought after series of tokens in Australia as the ship was grounded off the Cocos Islands on the 9th November, 1914 by the Australian cruiser H.M.A.S. Sydney.