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Kriegsmarine Kraftfahrtruppen


Marine-K.-Regiment (mot.) 1

  • Formed 10.44 with 4 battalions (each 4 companies) from 3. and 5. Marine-Kraftwagen-Einsatz-Abteilung.
  • Had for a short time a 5th Abteilung (from 4. Marine-Kraftwagen-Einsatz-Abteilung).
  • Subordinated to Admiral der Kleinkampfverbände.

Organisation: I., II., III. and IV., Marine-Nachrichten-Abteilung, Flak-Abteilung (mot.)

1. Marine-Kraftfahr-Abteilung

  • Formed 1.2.41 in Kiel from Marine-Kraftfahr-Abteilung Kiel.
  • Subordinated to MOK Ost, later Admiral westl. Ostsee.

2. Marine-Kraftfahr-Abteilung

  • Formed 1.2.41 in Wilhelmshaven from Marine-Kraftfahr-Abteilung Wilhelmshaven.
  • In 2.45 one Einsatz-Kompanie mobilised for front-line service.

Subordinated to Küstenbefehlshaber Ostfriesland, later Küstenbefehlshaber/Admiral Deutsche Bucht.

3. Marine-Kraftfahr-Abteilung

  • Formed 3.42 in Swinemünde. Disbanded 12.44.
  • Subordinated to Küstenbefehlshaber Pommern.

4. Marine-Kraftfahr-Abteilung

  • Formed 1.41 in Cuxhaven. Subordinated to Küstenbefehlshaber/Admiral Deutsche Bucht.

5. Marine-Kraftfahr-Abteilung

  • Formed 8.42 in Kiel.
  • Subordinated to Küstenbefehlshaber westl. Ostsee (I. Marine-Flak-Brigade).

6. Marine-Kraftfahr-Abteilung

  • Formed 1.2.41 in Wilhelmshaven.
  • 6.41 into the Baltic States (as Einsatz-Abteilung des OKM) with 2 companies.
  • On 10.12.41 redesignated 4. Marine-Kraftwagen-Einsatz-Abteilung. Subordinated to OKM.

8. Marine-Kraftfahr-Abteilung

  • Formed 3.42 in Emden.
  • Subordinated to Küstenbefehlshaber Deutsche Bucht, 1944 Seekdt. Ostfriesland.

9. Marine-Kraftfahr-Abteilung

  • Formed 10.42 in Reval, 9.44 to Libau with 3 companies.
  • Subordinated to Admiral Ostland, later östl. Ostsee.

10. Marine-Kraftfahr-Abteilung

  • Formed 2.42 in Scheveningen/Den Haag. 12.42 to Utrecht with 5 companies.
  • Subordinated to Marinebefehlshaber/Adm. Niederlande.

12. Marine-Kraftfahr-Abteilung

  • Formed 1942 in Paris from Marine-Kraftfahr-Abteilung Paris*.
  • Disbanded 9.44 after the Allied invasion of France.
  • Subordinated to Höh.Kdr.Marine Paris.

* formed 7.40 as Kraftfahr-Abteilung des Kdr.Admiral in Frankreich.

14. Marine-Kraftfahr-Abteilung

  • Formed 9.41 in Brest.
  • Subordinated to Seekdt. Bretagne.

16. Marine-Kraftfahr-Abteilung

  • Formed 4.42 in Royan with 2, later 3 companies.
  • In 4.45 surrendered in Gironde-Nord. Subordinated to Seekdt. Gascogne.

17. Marine-Kraftfahr-Abteilung

  • Formed 5.42 in Athens.
  • Disbanded 11.44.
  • Subordinated to Admiral Ägäis.

18. Marine-Kraftfahr-Abteilung

  • Formed 5.42 in Boulogne(?).
  • Disbanded 1944, after Dunkirk fell.
  • Subordinated to Seekdt. Pas de Calais, 1944 Fest.Kdt. Dünkirchen.

19. Marine-Kraftfahr-Abteilung

  • Formed 4.43 in Simferopol from Kraftfahr-Kompanie Sewastopol, Kertsch and Simferopol.
  • 4.44 defended Sevastopol as Marine-Bataillon Klemm.
  • 5.44 in Eforia, near Constanza.
  • 7.44 refreshed.
  • Disbanded 1.45.

Subordinated to Seekdt. Krim, 1944 Seekdt. Rumänien.

20. Marine-Kraftfahr-Abteilung

  • Formed 8.42 in Rouen.
  • Disbanded 9.44.
  • Subordinated to Admiral Kanalküste.

22. Marine-Kraftfahr-Abteilung

  • Formed 7.43 in Cherbourg.
  • Destroyed 7.44.
  • Reformed 7.44 with Stab only, but from 3.45 also 2 companies. No details.
  • Subordinated to Seekdt. Normandie (to 7.44).

24. Marine-Kraftfahr-Abteilung

  • Formed 7.42 in St. Nazaire.
  • Subordinated to Seekdt. Loire-Gironde.

26. Marine-Kraftfahr-Abteilung

  • Formed 12.42 in Montpellier/South France.
  • Disbanded 2.44.
  • Subordinated to Seekdt. Languedoc (Adm frz. Südküste).

8. Marine-Kraftfahr-Abteilung

  • Formed 8.43 in Toulon.
  • Disbanded 10.44 after the invasion of Southern France.
  • Subordinated to Seekdt. frz. Riviera.

32. Marine-Kraftfahr-Abteilung

  • Formed 4.44 in Italy from the Marine-Kraftfahr-Kompanie beim Marinekommando Italien.*.
  • 1945 5 companies.
  • Subordinated to Deutsches Marinekommando Italien. and from 1945 MOK Süd.

* formed as Marine-Kraffahr-Kompanie Messina

34. Marine-Kraftfahr-Abteilung

  • Formed 6.44.
  • In 7.44 became 5. Marine-Kraftwagen-Einsatz-Abteilung.

1. Marine-Kraftfahr-Lehr-Abteilung

  • Formed 1.4.41 in Heidkaten bei Barmstedt/Holst.
  • In 5.41 redesignated 1. Marine-Kraftfahr-Ausbildungs-Abteilung.
  • On 1.1.44 divided into an Ausbildungs-Abteilung (9.44 to Tetlingen/St. Avold, 1945 Bernau/Berlin, 5.45 Flensburg) and an Ersatz-Abteilung (remained in Barmstedt)

Subordinated to 2. Admiral der Ostsee.

2. Marine-Kraftfahr-Lehr-Abteilung

  • Formed 1.41 in Norden.
  • On 30.5.41 redesignated 2. Marine-Kraftfahr-Lehr-Abteilung.
  • In 7.42 to Cuxhaven. 2.43 to Hülsen a. d. Aller.

Subordinated to 2. Admiral der Nordsee.

3. Marine-Kraftfahr-Ausbildungs-Abteilung

  • Formed 9.41 in Swinemünde. 11.41 to Reval.
  • Disbanded 27.5.43.
  • Subordinated to 2. Admiral der Ostsee.

4. Marine-Kraftfahr-Ausbildungs-Abteilung

  • Formed 9.41 in Provins/France with 4, later 3 companies.
  • Disbanded 3.44.

Subordinated to MOK. West, Höh.Kdr.Mar. Paris

1. Marine-Kraftwagen-Einsatz-Abteilung*

  • Formed 2.42 in Kiel-Elmschenhagen for service on the Balkans (Saloniki), and later along the Black Sea coast, with 3 companies (later 4).

Subordinated to Marine-Gruppenkommando Süd.

* these units were used for heavy load transports (for example munitions).

2. Marine-Kraftwagen-Einsatz-Abteilung

  • Formed 4.42 in Grave (Holland)
  • 2.43 refreshed and moved to the Balkans (3 companies).
  • Served under Admiral Ägäis. 10.44 disbanded.

Subordinated to Marine-Gruppenkommando Süd (Athens).

3. Marine-Kraftwagen-Einsatz-Abteilung

  • Formed 8.42 in Fontainebleau (Paris).
  • From 1944 subordinated to Admiral der Kleinkampfverbände.
  • In 10.44 used to form Marine-K.-Regiment (mot.) 1.

Subordinated to Marine-Gruppenkommando West (Höh.Kdr.Marine Paris).

4. Marine-Kraftwagen-Einsatz-Abteilung

  • Formed 10.12.41 in the Batic States from 6. Marine-Kraftfahr-Abteilung with 2 companies.
  • In 8.42 refreshed and moved to South Russia (4 companies).
  • In 4.43 to Holland, and 6.43 to Italy.
  • In 3.45 became V./Marine-K.-Regiment (mot.) 1, but in 5.45 again independent, now as Marine-Kraftfahr-Abteilung z.b.V. OKM.

From 6.43 subordinated to Deutsche Marinekommando Italien, 1945 Küstenbefehlshaber Deutsche Bucht.

5. Marine-Kraftwagen-Einsatz-Abteilung

  • Formed 7.44 from 34.
  • Marine-Kraftfahr-Abteilung with 6 companies.
  • In 10.44 used to form Marine-K.-Regiment (mot.) 1.

Subordinated to Admiral der Kleinkampfverbände.

Marine-Einsatz-Abteilung Ostland

  • Formed 15.1.41 from 31. Schiffs-Stamm-Abteilung (Bewährungseinheit), and served at Leningrad, Oranienbaum and on Ösel.
  • 5.12.44 disbanded on Hela.