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16. Marine-Infanterie-Division.

    Commanders:

      • Kapitän zur See Hollweg, 3.45 - 5.45

    Formed 3.45 in Steenwijk from 4. Schiffs-Stamm-Regiment

      • Marine-Schützen-Regiment 161
      • Marine-Schützen-Regiment 162
      • Marine-Schützen-Regiment 163

    The division is not mentioned in the Feldpostübersicht or in the Schematische Kriegsgliederung (last entry there is 12.4.45). Two Tarn-Divisions (cover divisions) were mentioned 12.4.45:

      219. Infanterie-Division
      Gren.Rgt. 604 = 4. Schiffs-Stamm-Regiment
      Füs.Gren.Btl. 219 and Gren.Btl. 1919 = 6. Schiffs-Stamm-Abteilung

      703. Infanterie-Division
      Gren.Rgt.219 and Füs.Btl.703 = 10. Schiffs-Stamm-Abteilung
      Gren.Rgt.579 = 24. Schiffs-Stamm-Abteilung

    The two false divisions (to fool the allies) seem to use the same units that the 16. Marine-Infanterie-Division were supposedly formed from. Therefore, its an open question whether this naval division is also a false division, together with the 11. Marine-Infanterie-Division.


Marine-Schützen-Regiment 161

    Formed 3.45 in Steenwijk from 6. Schiffs-Stamm-Abteilung.

    Commander: Kapitän zur See Machner


Marine-Schützen-Regiment 162

    Formed 3.45 in Assens from 10. Schiffs-Stamm-Abteilung

    Commander: Kapitän zur See Zaubzer


Marine-Schützen-Regiment 163

    Formed 3.45 in Groningen from 24. Schiffs-Stamm-Abteilung

    Commander: Kapitän zur See Suhr