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Marine-Artillerie-Abteilungen


NOTE: all Marine Artillery units had companies until Summer 1942, when the companies became batteries.


I. Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung

Formed 1920 in Kiel. Disbanded 8.26.39 and was divided into the following units:

  • 1. Ersatz-Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung (Bülk bei Kiel)
  • Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 121 (Laboe)
  • Marine-Flak-Abteilung 211 (Eckernförde)
  • Marine-Flak-Abteilung 221 (Kiel-Friedrichsort)
  • Marine-Flak-Abteilung 231 (Rendsburg)
  • Marine-Flak-Abteilung 241 (Kiel-Elmschenhagen)
  • Marine-Flak-Abteilung 251 (Kiel-Schönwohlde)
  • Marine-Flak-Abteilung 261 (Kiel-Röbsdorf)
  • Marine-Flak-Abteilung 271 (Kiel-Jägersberg)

II. Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung

Formed 1920 in Wilhelmshaven. Disbanded 8.26.39 and was divided into the following units:

  • 2. Ersatz-Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung (Wilhelmshaven)
  • Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 112 (Wangerooge)
  • Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 122 (Helgoland)
  • Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 132 (Wangerooge)
  • Marine-Flak-Abteilung 212 (Wilhelmshaven)
  • Marine-Flak-Abteilung 222 (Wilhelmshaven)
  • Marine-Flak-Abteilung 232 (Wangerooge)
  • Marine-Flak-Abteilung 242 (Helgoland)
  • Marine-Flak-Abteilung 252 (Heidmühle)
  • Marine-Flak-Abteilung 262 (Wilhelmshaven)
  • Marine-Flak-Abteilung 272 (Tossens)

III. Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung

Formed 1920 in Swinemünde. Disbanded 8.26.39 and was divided into the following units:

  • 3. Ersatz-Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung (Swinemünde)
  • Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 123 (Swinemünde)
  • Marine-Flak-Abteilung 213 (Rügen)
  • Marine-Flak-Abteilung 223 (?)
  • Marine-Flak-Abteilung 233 (Swinemünde)
  • Marine-Flak-Abteilung 243 (Kolberg)

IV. Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung

Formed 1920 in Cuxhaven. Disbanded 8.26.39 and was divided into the following units:

  • 4. Ersatz-Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung (Cuxhaven)
  • Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 134 (Sylt)
  • Marine-Flak-Abteilung 214 (Cuxhaven)
  • Marine-Flak-Abteilung 224 (Wilhelmsburg-Hademarschen)
  • Marine-Flak-Abteilung 234 (Blidsel/Sylt)
  • Marine-Flak-Abteilung 244 (Wesermünde)
  • Marine-Flak-Abteilung 254 (Burg/Dithmarschen)
  • Marine-Flak-Abteilung 264 (Hörnum/Sylt)
  • Marine-Flak-Abteilung 274 (Brunsbüttel)
  • Marine-Flak-Abteilung 284 (Westerland)
  • Marine-Flak-Abteilung 294 (Balje bei Stade)

V. Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung

Formed 1920 in Pillau. On 8.26.39 redesignated Marine-Artillerie-Regiment 5 and was also used to form the following units:

  • Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 115, later became 5. Ersatz-Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung (Pillau)
  • Marine-Flak-Abteilung 215 (Pillau)
  • Marine-Flak-Abteilung 225 (Pillau)

VI. Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung

Formed 1920 in Emden. Disbanded 8.26.39 and was divided into the following units:

  • 6. Ersatz-Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung (Emden)
  • Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 116 (Borkum)
  • Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 126 (Norderney)
  • Marine-Flak-Abteilung 216 (Borkum)
  • Marine-Flak-Abteilung 226 (Norderney)
  • Marine-Flak-Abteilung 236 (Emden)

VII. Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung

Formed 1920 in Memel. Disbanded 8.26.39 and was divided into the following units:

  • Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 117, later became 7. Ersatz-Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung (Memel)
  • Marine-Flak-Abteilung 217 (Memel)

Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 112

Formed 8.26.39 in Wilhelmshaven, with only one battery (Jade-batterie). Disbanded 7.15.40. Subordinated to Küstenbefehlshaber Ostfriesland.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 114

Formed 9.44 in Cuxhaven (apparently only a Battalion HQ). Subordinated to Seekdt. Elbe-Weser.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 115

Formed 8.26.39 in Pillau with 7 companies. In January 1940 gave up its Stab, and the 1. and 4. companies. These were reformed in Summer 1940, together with new 11. - 12. companies. Later in 1940 4. - 7. companies was disbanded. The 11. battery was transferred to Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 603 in 1942. The battalion now had the following batteries: 1. - 3., 12. and 14. - 16. In 9.10.42 redesignated 5. Ersatz-Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung in Pillau. Subordinated to Küstenbefehlshaber östliche Ostsee.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 116

Formed 8.26.39 on Borkum with 2 companies (later 5 companies). In 1945 had 7 batteries and Inselkompanie Borkum. Subordinated to Küstenbefehlshaber Ostfriesland, later Deutsche Bucht, and from 11.44 under Seekdt. Ostfriesland.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 117

Formed 8.26.39 in Memel. 8.41 to Libau with 3 companies. In late 1941 redesignated 7. Ersatz-Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung, while the 1. company was transferred to Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 513. Subordinated to Küstenbefehlshaber östliche Ostsee, and from 8.41 Seekdt. O/Libau.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 118

Formed 4.41 in Hansted (Denmark) from the companies Hanstholm, Thyborön and Agger (all ex- Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 509), with 4 companies:

  • 1./MAA 118 (Hanstholm I) with 170mm guns
  • 2./MAA 118 (Hanstholm II) with four 380mm guns (ex-danish)
  • 3./MAA 118 (Agger) with 120mm guns
  • 4./MAA 118 with Flak, but from 7.42 was Stabsbatterie)

Subordinated to Marinebefehlahaber Dänemark, and from 11.44 Marine-Artillerie-Regiment 40.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 119

Formed 2.40 on Hela with 4 companies. In late 1942 disbanded, 1. and 4. companies went to Marine-Flak-Abteilung 219 and the 2. company to Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 244. Subordinated to Küstenbefehlshaber östliche Ostsee.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 121

Formed 8.26.39 in Laboe with 2 companies, later 3 companies (1, 2 and 5). Disbanded 4.41, while the 5. company became Batterie Erhard Schmidt. Subordinated to


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 122

Formed 8.26.39 on Helgoland with 2 companies. 1945, 3 batteries and Sperrbatterie Düne. Subordinated to Küstenbefehlshaber Ostfriesland, later Deutsche Bucht, and from 11.44 under Seekdt. Elbe-Weser.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 123

Formed 8.26.39 in Swinemünde from the Lehrgruppe Küstenartillerie. Disbanded 6.41. Subordinated to Küstenbefehlshaber Pommern.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 124

Formed 10.44 in Friedrichstadt with 8 batteries. Subordinated to Seekdt. Nordfriesland.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 126

Formed 8.26.39 on Norderney with 2 companies. Disbanded 7.40.

Reformed 11.44 in Leer/Ostfriesland with 7 batteries.

Subordinated to Küstenbefehlshaber Ostfriesland (8.39 - 7.40) and Seekdt. Ostfriesland (11.44 - 5.45).


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 132

Formed 8.26.39 on Wangerooge. Disbanded 9.30.43. Subordinated to Küstenbefehlshaber Ostfriesland, later Deutsche Bucht.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 134

Formed 8.26.39 on Sylt with 2 companies. 1940/41 the 1. company was transferred to Sonderkommando der 10. Schiffs-Stamm-Abteilung (later Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 513). Disbanded 2.42.

Reformed 9.44 on Sylt with 7 batteries.

Subordinated to Subordinated to Küstenbefehlshaber Nordfriesland, later Deutsche Bucht, and from 11.44 Seekdt. Nordfriesland.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 141

Formed 8.26.39 in Kiel(?) with only 1. company. In autumn 1939 the 1st company became 5./Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 121 (Erhard Schmidt), and was replaced by the Eisenbahn-Batterie Gneisenau/Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 141 (150mm railway guns). An Abteilungsstab was formed in 1940. In summer 1940 the Batterie Gneisenau became independent, and was replaced by a Batterie Stand Juist/Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 141. This would later become 5./Marine-Flak-Abteilung 226.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 144

Planned formation 1945 in Wesermünde was cancelled.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 201

Formed 5.40 in Den Helder with 5 companies. In June 1940 transferred to Wijk am See. 1941 increased to 8 companies, and in 1942 to 14 batteries. In 8.42 gave up 7 batteries to Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 607. Ended the war with 9 batteries.

Subordinated to Marine-Artillerie-Regiment 21, 6.40 to Seekdt. Nordholland and from 11.44 Seekdt. Mittelholland.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 202

Formed 5.40 in Vlissingen with 7 companies. In June 1940 transferred to Domburg/Walcheren. In late 1942 had 11 batteries. In 9.43 gave up 3 batteries to Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 203. 1944 had 9 batteries. Saw heavy combat 1944 on Walcheren and was disbanded 11.44.

Individual batteries in 1944:

  • Stab/MAA202 at Domburg
  • 1./MAA202 at Westschouwen(?) with four 152mm guns
  • 2./MAA202 at Renesse(?) with four 152mm guns
  • 3./MAA202 at Nieuve Sluis with four 120mm guns
  • 4./MAA202 at Ostkapelle with four 94mm guns
  • 5./MAA202 at Domburg with four 220mm guns
  • 6./MAA202 at Westkapelle with four 94mm guns and two 75mm guns
  • 7./MAA202 at Zoutelande with four 152mm guns and two 75mm guns
  • 8./MAA202 at Dishoek with four 152mm guns and two 75mm guns
  • 9./MAA202 at Kernwerk with four 152mm guns

Sunordinated to Marine-Artillerie-Regiment 22 and from 6.40 Seekdt. Südholland.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 203

Formed 5.40 in Ijmuiden with 3 companies. In June 1940 transferred to St. Malo and Brest, and was renamed Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 262. Was subordinated to Marine-Artillerie-Regiment 21.

Reformed 9.43 in Cadzand from parts of Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 202 (3 batteries) and 204 (2 batteries). In 1944 had 6 batteries (1 - 4, 6 and 7). Destroyed while defending Cadzand, and was disbanded 11.44. Individual batteries was in 1944 stationed at:

  • near Breskens (known as Frederik Hendrik battery) with four 76,2mm guns
  • Cadzand with four 150mm guns
  • Knokke with four 280mm guns (building)
  • near Heyst am Zee with four 94mm guns
  • Schütte with four 105mm guns

Subordinated to Seekdt. Südholland.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 204

Formed 5.40 in Ostende with 6 companies, increased to 8 companies in late 1940 (two from Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 240). From late 1942 only had 5 batteries, and in 9.43 gave up its 1st and 5th batteries to Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 203. In 1944 consisted of 2. - 4./MAA204, Batterie Malo Terminus and Batterie St. Pol. Disbanded 10.44, after heavy losses.

Subordinated to Seekdt. Flandern, and from 1941 Seekdt Pas-de-Calais


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 205

Formed 5.40 for Hoek van Holland with 5 companies. In 1944 had 8 batteries.

Subordinated to Marine-Artillerie-Regiment 21, 6.40 Seekdt. Südholland and from 11.44 Seekdt. Mittelholland.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 206

Formed 5.40 for Blankenberghe with 10 companies. In July 1940 moved to Royan, France. In 12.40 disbanded, and was divided into:

  • Marine-Artillerie-Gironde (later 284) from Stab, 1-3, 5 and 6/MAA206
  • Marine-Artillerie-Gascogne (later 286) from 4 and 10/MAA206
  • Marine-Artillerie-Vendée (later 282) from 7-9/MAA206

Subordinated to Marine-Artillerie-Regiment 22, and from 7.40 Marinebefehlshaber Westfrankreich.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 240

Formed 5.40 in Lager Altengroden with 4 companies. In June 1940 transferred to Wimereux. In late 1940 gave up its 3. and 4. companies to Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 204. 1944 only had 2 batteries, Batterie Friedrich August - 3 x 30.5cm SK L/50, and Batterie Creche I - 4 x 19.4 cm 486f (captured French battery). Destroyed during the Allied invasion of France and was officially disbanded 9.44.

Subordinated to Marine-Artillerie-Regiment 24, and from 7.40 Seekdt. Pas de Calais


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 242

Formed 5.40 in Lager Altengroden with 3 companies. In June 1940 to Calais, and later to Sangatte/Cap Gris Nez. Contained the following:

  • Batterie Siegfried, later Todt - 4 x 38 cm SK C/34
  • Batterie Grosser Kurfurst - 4 x 28 cm SK L/50
  • Batterie MIII - 4 x 17cm SK L/40 (Heeres-Küsten-Batterie until 1942, reformed as a Marine-Artillerie-Batterie with 15cm C/36 torpedo-boat guns)
  • Battery MIV - 3 x 17 cm SK L/40

An interesting aside - the Batteries "Lindemann" - "Grosser Kurfurst", and "Todt" continued to shell the south coast of England well after the June 6th, 1944 Allied invasion - Hitler ordered that they expend their ammunition against the English coast, and the "Grosser Kurfurst" fired its last shell against the south English coast on the 9th of September of 1944, being captured shortly thereafter by the 3rd Canadian Divison.

Subordinated to Marine-Artillerie-Regiment 24, and from 7.40 Seekdt. Pas de Calais.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 244

Formed 5.40 in Lager Altengroden with 3 companies. In June 1940 to Calais, while Stab/MAA244 was renamed Stab/MAA282, and was replaced by a new Stab. 1942 had 4 batteries with the following names:

  • Prinz Heinrich
  • Fort Lopin
  • Bastion II
  • Malo Terminus

In 1943 strength was increased to 8 batteries (2-9) by absorbing the following units:

  • Heeres-Küsten-Batterie 217 with 170mm guns
  • Heeres-Küsten-Batterie 227 with 170mm guns
  • Heeres-Küsten-Batterie 334 with 240mm guns

Disbanded 10.44, after the Allied invasion of France.

Subordinated to Marine-Artillerie-Regiment 24, and from 7.40 Seekdt. Pas de Calais.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 260

Formed 6.40 in Cherbourg with 3 companies. 1944 had the following batteries: 1 - 4 (4. also known as Brommy), Batterie Marcouf, Batterie Blankenese, Batterie Landemer and Batterie Fort du Roule.

  • 4./MAA260 with four 152mm guns
  • Bttr. Landemer/MAA 260 with four 152mm guns
  • Bttr. Fort du Roule/MAA260 with four 105mm guns
  • Bttr. York (1, 2 or 3./MAA260) with four 170mm guns
  • Bttr. Hamburg (1, 2 or 3./MAA260) with four 240mm guns
  • Bttr. Bastion Cherbourg (1, 2 or 3./MAA260) with four 105mm guns
  • Bttr. Marcouf/MAA260 with ?
  • Bttr. Blankenese/MAA260 with ?

Disbanded 6.44 after the fall of Cherbourg..

Subordinated to Marine-Artillerie-Regiment 26, and from 7.40 Seekdt. Normandie


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 262

Formed 6.40 in Brest with 5 companies, from 1-3/MAA203 and 4-5/MAA282. 1944 had 8 batteries. Surrendered 9.44 in Brest.

Subordinated to Marine-Artillerie-Regiment 26, and from 7.40 Seekdt. Bretagne


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 264

Formed 6.40 in Lorient with 3 companies. 1941 had 4 companies, and in 1944 5 batteries.

Subordinated to Marine-Artillerie-Regiment 26, 7.40 to Seekdt. Bretagne, and from 8.44 Festung Lorient


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 266

Formed 5.41 in Le Havre from Batterie Kap de La Hève (ex. 1./MAA260), with the batteries:

  • Batterie St. Adresse
  • Batterie Brière
  • Batterie Südmole
  • Batterie Nordmole

In 1944 had 7 batteries (1-5, Bttr. Petrolhafen and Bttr. Molière d'Aval). Disbanded 9.44.

Subordinated to Seekdt. Seine-Somme.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 280

Formed 6.40 in St. Nazaire with 3 companies. 1941 had 5 companies, but in 1944 only 4 batteries (2-5).

Subordinated to Seekdt. Loire


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 282

Formed 6.40 in Brest with 4(?) companies, but was disbanded shortly afterwards, with 2. and 4./MAA282 becoming 4. and 5./MAA262. Subordinated to Seekdt. Bretagne.

Reformed in summer 1941 from Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung Vendée, with the following batteries:

  • Bttr. La Couarde
  • Bttr. St. Marie
  • Bttr. Les Postes de Ré

In 1943 had 5 batteries (1-5) on Ile de Ré. Subordinated to Seekdt. Loire


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 284

Formed 12.40 in Royan from Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung Gironde with the following batteries:

  • Bttr. Fort Royan
  • Bttr. Terre Negre
  • Bttr. La Coubre Ost
  • Bttr. La Coubre West
  • Bttr. Soulac
  • Bttr. Le Verdon
  • Bttr. Gironde

Surrendered 4.45. Subordinated to Seekdt. Gascogne, and from 8.44 Festung Gironde-Nord.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 286

Formed 1941 in Biarritz from Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung Gascogne with 2 companies. Later moved to Bayonne. 1944 had 4 batteries.

Subordinated to Seekdt. Gascogne.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 301

Formed 3.40. In June 1940 became Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung Narvik.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 302

Formed 3.40. In June 1940 became Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung Drontheim.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 303

Formed 3.40. In June 1940 became Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung Bergen.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 304

Formed 3.40. In June 1940 became Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung Horten.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 305

Formed 3.40. In June 1940 became Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung Molde.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 308

Formed 6.40 from Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung Seeland with Batterie Hornbach. In 7.40 became Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 508.

Subordinated to Küstenbefehlshaber Dänemark


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 309

Formed 6.40 from Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung Jütland with:

  • Bttr. Frederikshavn Nord (152mm?)
  • Bttr. Frederikshavn Süd (152mm ?)
  • Bttr. Frederikshavn West (!52mm?)
  • Bttr. Hanstholm with four 170mm guns
  • Bttr. Raule with four 170mm guns (stationed at the entrace to Limfjorden)
  • Bttr. Lützow (in Skagen)

In 7.40 became Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 509. Subordinated to Küstenbefehlshaber Dänemark


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 500

Formed 4.45 in Vikna with:

  • Stab/MAA500 in Vikna
  • 1./MAA500 in Viken-Reipholmen (ex. 1./MAA507) with four 127mm SKC/34 guns
  • 2./MAA500 in Strömöy (ex. 3./MAA507) with four 127mm SKC/34 guns

Subordinated to Seekdt. Drontheim.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 501

Formed 7.06.40 in Horten from Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung Horten, with 5 companies. 10.40 to Toröd. Ended the war in Maakeröy. 5.01.45 with:

  • Stab/MAA501 in Maakeröy
  • 1./MAA501 in Dröbak with three 150mm L/47,5 guns (6.44 to the Baltic)
  • 2./MAA501 in Rauöy with four 150mm SKL/45 guns (completed 6.42)
  • 3./MAA501 in Bolärne with four 150mm L/50 Bofors guns
  • 4./MAA501 in Toraas with four 150mm L/50 Bofors guns (completed 11.41)
  • 5./MAA501 in Oscarsborg with three 280mm L/40 guns
  • 6./MAA501 in Nötteröy with three 380mm KM36/35(f). Construction begun 3.44, not completed.

Subordinated to Seekdt. Oslofjord.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 502

Formed 7.40 in Kristiansand from Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung Kristiansand, with 5 companies. 5.01.45 with:

  • Stab/MAA502 in Kristiansand
  • 1./MAA502 in Randöen with three 150mm L/47,5 guns
  • 2./MAA502 in Kjaere with three 150mm L/47,5 guns
  • 3./MAA502 in Flekkeröy with two 210mm St Chamond guns
  • 4./MAA502 in Nordberg with three 150mm Uto C/16 L/45 guns (became 5./MAA503)
  • 5./MAA502 in Odderöy with four 240mm howitzers
  • 6./MAA502 in Varra with three 380mm SKC/34 (ready 5.42)

Subordinated to Seekdt. Kristiansand.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 503

Formed 7.40 in Stavanger from Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung Stavanger, with 3 companies. 5.01.45 with:

  • Stab/MAA503 in Kvitsöy bei Stavanger
  • 1./MAA503 in Stavanger with three 100mm SKL/40 Bofors guns
  • 2./MAA503 in Kvitsöy with four 170mm SKL/40 guns
  • 3./MAA503 in Vigdel with four 170mm SKL/40 guns
  • 4./MAA503 in Egersund with four 127mm SKC/34 guns
  • 5./MAA503 in Nordberg with three 150mm Uto C/16 L/45 guns (from 9.42)
  • 6./MAA503 in Närbö with four 240mm KM93/96(f) guns (formed 12.44)

Subordinated to Seekdt. Stavanger.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 504

Formed 7.40 in Bergen from Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung Bergen with 8 companies. 5.01.45 with:

  • Stab/MAA504 in Gravdal bei Bergen
  • 1./MAA504 in Kvarven I with three 210mm L/45 St. Chamond guns
  • 2./MAA504 in Kvarven III with three 240mm St. Chamond howitzers
  • 3./MAA504 in Sandviken with two 240mm St. Chamond howitzers
  • 4./MAA504 in Hellen with three 210mm St. Chamond guns
  • 5./MAA504 in Skjellanger with three 150mm L/50 guns (ready 9.40)
  • 6./MAA504 in Korsnes with four 150mm L/50 Bofors guns (ready 11.40)
  • 7./MAA504 in Rutledal/Sognefjord with four 127mm SKC/34 (ready 11.40)
  • 8./MAA504 in Selbjörnsfjord with four 127mm SKC/34 guns (ready 11.40)
  • 9./MAA504 in Nordfjord with three 130mm M1915(r) and M1940(r) (ready early 1942)
  • 10./MAA504 in Haugesund with four 150mm SKL/45 guns
  • 11./MAA504 in Fjell with three 280mm SKC/34 guns (ex-Gneisenau, ready 7.43)
  • 12./MAA504 in Bergen with two 75mm KL/44 guns and one 105mm SKC/32 gun (formed 2.44)

Subordinated to Seekdt. Bergen


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 505

Formed 7.40 in Molde from Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung Molde with one company. 5.01.45 with:

  • Stab/MAA505 in Jul bei Molde
  • 1./MAA505 in Jul with four 105mm Uto C/16 L/45 guns
  • 2./MAA505 in Aalesund with three 150mm L/47,5 guns (ready 9.40)
  • 3./MAA505 in Kristiansund-Nord with three 150mm Uto C/16 L/45 guns (ready 9.40)

Subordinated to Seekdt. Molde.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 506

Formed 7.40 in Trondheim from Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung Drontheim with 3 companies. 5.01.45 with:

  • Stab/MAA506 in Brettingen bei Trondheim
  • 1./MAA506 in Brettingen with two 210mm L/45 guns and four 150mm SKC/28 guns
  • 2./MAA506 in Hysnes with two 210mm L/45 guns and three 150mm L/47,5 guns
  • 3./MAA506 in Lökhaug with four 150mm SKL/45 guns (ready 9.40)
  • 4./MAA506 in Hambaara with three 120mm L/44 guns
  • 5./MAA506 in Stördal with three 105mm SKC/32 guns (ready 6.43)
  • 6./MAA506 in ?

Subordinated to Seekdt. Drontheim.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 507

Formed 7.40 in Trondheim (Oerlandet) with 2 companies. 5.01.45 with:

  • Stab/MAA507 in Lörberen bei Oerlandet
  • 1./MAA507 in Husöen with three 280mm SKL/45 guns (ready 3.41)
  • 2./MAA507 in Viken-Reipholmen with four 127mm SKC/34 guns (4.45 became 1./MAA500)
  • 3./MAA507 in Strömöy with four 127mm SKC/34 guns (4.45 became 2./MAA500)
  • 4./MAA507 in Oerlandet with three 280mm SKC/34 (ex. Gneisenau, readu 7.43)

Subordinated to Seekdt. Drontheim.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 508

Formed 7.40 in Copenhagen from Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 308, with Bttr. Flakfort, Seelandsodde, Hornbach and later Gjedser. From 1942 had 6 batteries. 5.01.45 with (9-14/MAA508 was formed in 1945):

  • Stab/MAA508 in Copenhagen
  • 1./MAA508 in Flakfortet with six 210mm guns
  • 2./MAA508 in Hornbäk with four 120mm guns
  • 3./MAA508 in Helsingör with four 88mm Flak
  • 4./MAA508 in Nivaa with no guns
  • 5./MAA508 in Hesbjerg with four 150mm guns
  • 6./MAA508 in Salgaardshöj with four 75mm guns
  • 7./MAA508 in Middelgrundsfortet with five 305mm guns
  • 8./MAA508 in Spodsbjerg with four 127mm guns
  • 9./MAA508 in ?*
  • 10./MAA508 in Dragör
  • 11./MAA508 in ?*
  • 12./MAA508 in ?*
  • 13./MAA508 in Lysnäs
  • 14./MAA508 in ?*

* batteries in Rösnäs, Nörre Hoved, Gniben and Trekroner.

Subordinated to Küstenbefehlshaber Dänemark and from 4.44 Marine-Artillerie-Regiment 41.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 509

Formed 7.40 in Frederikshavn from Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 309 with:

  • Bttr. Frederikshavn Nord (152mm?)
  • Bttr. Frederikshavn Süd (152mm ?)
  • Bttr. Frederikshavn West (!52mm?)
  • Bttr. Hanstholm with four 170mm guns
  • Bttr. Raule with four 170mm guns (stationed at the entrace to Limfjorden)
  • Bttr. Lützow (in Skagen)

In 4.41 Bttr. Raule (Hanstholm, Thyborön) was transferred to Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 118, and Bttr. Lützow went to Marine-Flak-Abteilung 241. Stab/MAA509 now had:

  • 1./MAA509 in Skagen
  • 2./MAA509 in Frederikshavn Nord
  • 3./MAA509 in Frederikshavn Süd
  • 4./MAA509 in Frederikshavn West

In 1943 increased to 10 batteries and in 1945 15 batteries. 5.01.45 with:

  • Stab/MAA509 in Frederikshavn
  • 1./MAA509 in Aalbaek Bucht with four 120mm guns (being replaced by 105mm guns)
  • 2./MAA509 in Skagen with eight 120mm guns
  • 3./MAA509 in Tversted with four 105mm Uto guns
  • 4./MAA509 in Lökken (Furreby) with four 127mm guns
  • 5./MAA509 in Faarup Klit (Kettrup Bjerge) with four 150mm guns
  • 6./MAA509 in Frederikshavn? with searchlights
  • 7./MAA509 in Frederikshavn (West) with 150mm guns(?)
  • 8./MAA509 in Skagen
  • 9./MAA509 in Frederikshavn
  • 10./MAA509 in Frederikshavn (recruit battery)
  • 11./MAA509 in Faarup Klit (Taarup Hede)
  • 12./MAA509 in Lökken
  • 13./MAA509 in Hals
  • 14./MAA509 in Aalbaek Bucht
  • 15./MAA509 in Tversted

Subordinated to Küstenbefehlshaber Dänemark, and from 4.44 Marine-Artillerie-Regiment 41.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 510

Formed 8.40 in Sandnessjöen (Bodö) with 3 companies and batteries Mosjoen, Bodö and Bromesneset. Formed from parts of Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung Narvik. 5.01.45 with:

  • Stab/MAA510 in Bodö
  • 1./MAA510 in Sandnessjöen with four 127mm SKC/34 guns
  • 2./MAA510 in Mosjöen with four 120mm L/44 guns
  • 3./MAA510 in Mo with four 105mm SKL/45 C/06 guns
  • 4./MAA510 in Hammerviken with three 105mm SKL/45 C/12 guns
  • 5./MAA510 in Brümsneset with four 150mm Uto C/16 L/45 guns
  • 6./MAA510 in Arnöy with four 150mm SKL/45 guns (ready 6.42)

Subordinated to Seekdt. Sandnessjöen.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 511

Formed 7.40 in Narvik from Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung Narvik, with 5 companies. 9.40 to Harstad. In 8.42 6./MAA511 was used to form Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 516. 5.01.45 with:

  • Stab/MAA511 in Ringeberget bei Harstad
  • 1./MAA511 in Harstad-Nord with three 170mm SKL/40 guns
  • 2./MAA511 in Harstad-Süd with three 105mm SKL/45 guns
  • 3./MAA511 in Bjarköy with four 155mm K418(f) guns
  • 4./MAA511 in Ofoten with four 240mm KM93/96(f) guns (disbanded 9.44)
  • 5./MAA511 in Trondenes with four 406mm SKC/34 guns (ready mid 43)
  • 6./MAA511 in Skrolsvik with four 150mm SKC/28 guns (ready 8.43)
  • 7./MAA511 in Andsfjord with three 210mm K39/40 guns (ready 2.43)

Subordinated to Seekdt. Narvik and from 12.44 Seekdt. Harstad


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 512

Formed 10.40 in Tromsö with 6 companies (incl. Bttr. Porsager). In March 1942 4.-6./MAA512 was transferred to MAA514, and in 8.42 3./MAA514 was used to form MAA516. 1943 had only 3 batteries. 5.01.45 with:

  • Stab/MAA512 in Tromsdalen, 12.44 to Karlsöy
  • 1./MAA512 in Tromsö with four 105mm SKL/45 C/06 guns
  • 2./MAA512 in Grötsund with four 105mm SKC/32 guns
  • 3./MAA512 in Lyngen with four 150mm SKC/28 guns (Disbanded 2.45)
  • 4./MAA512 in Varden with three 150mm Uto C/16 L/45 guns (building 5.45)
  • 5./MAA512 in Karlsöy with four 150mm SKC/28 guns (formed 1.45)

Subordinated to Seekdt. Tromsö.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 513

Formed 9.40 in Vardö with Bttr. Kirkenes, Vadsoe and Tarna (1-3). In 1942 strength was increased to 8 batteries (received Bttr. Petsamo and 1. - 3./Marine-Sonderkommando [10. Schiffs-Stamm-Abteilung]). In July 1943 gave up 4 batteries (1, 5-7) to MAA517, and now only had 4 batteries. MAA513 was disbanded 10.31.44 after the evacuation from Vardö.

Organisation 8.01.44:

  • Stab/MAA513 in Vardö
  • 1./MAA513 in Tana with three 130mm L/55(r) guns (formed 7.43 from 3./MAA513)
  • 2./MAA513 in Vadsoe-Kiby with three 130mm L/55(r) guns
  • 3./MAA513 in Kiberg with three 280mm SKL/45 guns (formed 7.43 from 8./MAA513)
  • 4./MAA513 in Vardö with four 88mm Flak 37

Subordinated to Seekdt Tromsö, and from 3.41 Seekdt. Kirkenes.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 514

Formed 3.42 in Hammerfest (Honningsvaag) with 4 batteries, from 4. - 6./MAA512. In 1943 had 7 batteries. 8.01.44 with:

  • Stab/MAA514 in Alta
  • 1./MAA514 in Hammerfest with three 130mm L/55(r) guns
  • 2./MAA514 in Nordkapp with four 170mm SKL/40 guns (ready 8.42)
  • 3./MAA514 in Store Korsnes I with four 155mm K418(f) guns (formed 8.44)
  • 4./MAA514 in Alta with three 130mm L/55(r) guns
  • 5./MAA514 in Fuglenes (Rosmaalen) with four 100mm L/40 Bofors (formed 8.43)
  • 6./MAA514 in Store Korsnes II with four 150mm SKC/28 guns (ready 2.44)
  • 7./MAA514 in Voldstrand with four 105mm SKC/32 guns (ready 2.44)

Evacuated or blown up 10.44. Organisation 1.5.45:

  • Stab/MAA514 in Stamsund
  • 1./MAA514 in Lyngvaer with three 130mm L/55(r) guns (building)
  • 2./MAA514 in Olnilsöen with four 170mm SKL/40 guns (building)
  • 4./MAA514 in Risholmen with three 130mm L/55(r) guns
  • 5./MAA514 in Reine with six 155mm K146(f) guns (building)
  • 6./MAA514 in Henningsvaer with three 130mm L/55(r) guns

Subordinated to Seekdt. Hammerfest and from 1.45 Seekdt. Narvik.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 516

Formed 8.42 in Narvik (Lödingen-Engelöy) from 6./MAA511, with 5 batteries. 5.01.45 with:

  • Stab/MAA516 in Lödingen, 10.44 to Engelöy
  • 1./MAA516 in Tjeldöy (10.44 to Skraaven) with four 150mm Uto C/16 L/45 guns
  • 2./MAA516 in Ramnes (10.44 to Tjeldöy) with four 150mm SKL/40 C/97 guns
  • 3./MAA516 in Lödingen with four 305mm L/30 (n) howitzers
  • 4./MAA516 in Steigen-Engelöy (Dietl) with three 406mm SKC/34 (ready 8.43)
  • 5./MAA516 in Steigen-Engelöy with four 150mm SKC/28 guns
  • 6./MAA516 was two torpedo batteries (at Porsöy and at Korshamn)
  • 7./MAA516 in Vaag with four 100mm SKL/40 Bofors guns (building)
  • 8./MAA516 in Gjervik with four 105mm K331(f) guns (building)

Subordinated to Seekdt. Narvik


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 517

Formed 7.43 in Petsamofjord with 4 batteries, from 1., 5. - 7./MAA513. Disbanded 10.44 after the evacuation of Petsamo.

Organisation 8.01.44:

  • Stab/MAA517 in Nurmensätti
  • 1./MAA517 in Kap Romanow with four 150mm SKC/28 guns (formed from 6./MAA513)
  • 2./MAA517 in Petsamo with four 150mm SKL/40 C/97 guns (formed from 5./MAA513)
  • 3./MAA517 in Kirkenes with three 150mm Uto C/16 L/45 guns (formed from 1./MAA513)
  • 4./MAA517 in Mestersand with four 240mm SKL/40 guns (Formed from 7./MAA513)

Subordinated to Seekdt. Kirkenes.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 518

Formed 9.44 on Fanö (Denmark) with 4 batteries. 5.01.45 with:

  • Stab/MAA518 in Graadyb(?)
  • 1./MAA518 in Graadyb with four 150mm guns (building)
  • 2./MAA518 in Graadyb with four 105mm Uto guns (building)
  • 3./MAA518 in Pälebjerg (Fanö plantage) with four 150mm guns (building)
  • 4./MAA518 in Esbjerg (Bttr. Vogelnest) with four 380mm guns (building)

Subordinated to Seekdt. Südjütland.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 520

Formed 2.41 in Pillau for Greece. 3.41 to Plovdiv (Bulgaria), and 7.41 to Crete, now with 2 companies. 1944 had 7 batteries. Reorganised 12.44, now with Stab and 6. - 12./MAA520 on Crete.

Subordinated to Seekdt. Kreta, and from 12.44 Festung Kreta.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 521

Formed 10.44 in Hals (Denmark) with 6 batteries:

  • Stab/MAA521 in Hals
  • 1./MAA521 in Frederikshavn-Süd with four 150mm guns (d)
  • 2./MAA521 in Säby (Langtvedgaard) with four 88mm guns
  • 3./MAA521 in Asaa (Geraa) with four 88mm guns (building 5.45)
  • 4./MAA521 in Hals with four 120mm guns (d)
  • 5./MAA521 in Tofte (Knarnov) with four 75mm Pak
  • 6./MAA521 in Helberskov with four 75mm Pak

Subordinated to Seekdt Nordjütland.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 522

Formed 10.44 in Copenhagen from 4. and 13./MAA508. 1945 had 13 batteries:

  • Stab/MAA522 in Copenhagen
  • 1./MAA522 in Copenhagen(?)
  • 2./MAA522 in Yderby with 240mm guns (construction never begun)
  • 3./MAA522 in Ebbelökke with four 75mm Pak
  • 4./MAA522 in Gniben (Själlands Odde) with four 150mm guns (d)
  • 5./MAA522 in Ordrup Näs with four 75mm Pak
  • 6./MAA522 in Alleshave with four 75mm Pak
  • 7./MAA522 in Rösnäs with four 127mm guns
  • 8./MAA522 in Halskov with four 75mm Pak
  • 9./MAA522 in (?)
  • 10./MAA522 in Fyns Hoved with four 150mm guns
  • 11./MAA522 in Midskov with four 88mm Flak
  • 12./MAA522 in Röjle Klint with no guns
  • 13./MAA522 in Copenhagen (building 5.45)

Subordinated to Marine-Artillerie-Regiment 41.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 523

Formed 10.44 in Grenaa (Denmark) with 9 batteries. 5.01.45 with:

  • Stab/MAA523 in Grenaa
  • 1./MAA523 in Grenaa with (?)
  • 2./MAA523 in Udbyhöj with four 75mm Pak
  • 3./MAA523 in Fjellerup (Skovgaarde) with four 75mm Pak
  • 4./MAA523 in Emmedsbo (Gjerrild) with four 75mm Pak
  • 5./MAA523 in Grenaa (Fornäs) with four 105mm guns
  • 6./MAA523 in Katholn with four 75mm Pak (building)
  • 7./MAA523 in (?, construction probably never begun)
  • 8./MAA523 in (?, construction probably never begun)
  • 9./MAA523 in (?, construction probably never begun)

Subordinated to Seekdt. Südjutland.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 524

Formed 1.45 in Aarhus (Denmark) with 6 batteries. 5.01.45 with:

  • Stab/MAA524 in Aarhus
  • 1./MAA524 in Aarhus with (?)
  • 2./MAA524 in Hjelm with four 150mm guns (planned only)
  • 3./MAA524 in Helgenäs (Sletterhage) with four 15omm guns (planned only)
  • 4./MAA524 in Silistria with four 75mm Pak
  • 5./MAA524 in Abelshoved with four 75mm Pak
  • 6./MAA524 in Treldenäs with four 105mm guns (building)

Subordinated to Seekdt. Südjutland.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 525

Formed 1.45 on Odense(?)/Fyn (Denmark). No details. Probably only HQ, and no batteries.

Subordinated to Marine-Artillerie-Regiment 41.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 530

Formed 5.41 in Swinemünde with 4 companies, for use in the Baltic states. 1941 to Reval. In 1942 increased to 6 companies (after receiving Bttr. Nettelbeck), and in 1943 to 9 batteries. In 1944 transferred to Windau, now with 7 batteries (1-3, 5-7 and 9).

Subordinated to Seekdt. Reval (later Estland), and from 1944 Seekdt. Livland (Marine-Artillerie-Regiment 10).


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 531

Formed 12.41 in Luga from the Marine-Erfassungs-Abteilung. 1942 in Oranienbaum and Peterhof. 1943 had 5 batteries, of which three (1, 2 and 5) briefly served in Finland during Operation Hochland. In November 1944 saw combat at Sworbe (Oesel). The renmants were withdrawn to Gotenhafen 12.05.44 amd were rebuilt as a leichte MAA with 5 batteries.

Subordinated to Seekdt. R/Estland and from 1944 Seekdt. Westpreussen.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 532

Formed 4.42 in Libau with 8 batteries and Bttr. Libau-Nord and Süd. Stationed at Reval and Luga in 1942, Aseri and Vidale in 1943. 1944 in Reval, and later on Oesel (Ahrendsburg and Sworbe). 11.44 to Libau, and ended the war with 13 batteries at the Irben estuary.

Sunordinated to Seekdt. Reval (later Estland) and from 11.44 Seekdt. Lettland (Marine-Artillerie-Regiment 10).


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 533

Formed 7.44 in Pillau with 5 batteries. Disbanded 4.25.45 after the fall of Pillau.

Subordinated to Seekdt. Ostpreussen.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 534

Formed 10.44 in Libau from Marine-Flak-Abteilung 711. Subordinated to Seekdt. Lettland (Marine-Artillerie-Regiment 10).


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 535

Formed 1.45 on Bornholm (Denmark) as a leichte MAA. No details. Subordinated to Admiral der westliche Ostsee (Kdt. Insel Bornholm)


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 536

Formed 1.45 on Wollin as a leichte MAA. No details. Subordinated to Seekdt. Pommern.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 537

Formed 1.45 in Pommern as a leichte MAA. No details. Subordinated to Seekdt. Pommern.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 538

Planned formation 1.45 was cancelled. No details.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 540

Formed 2.44 in Zara/Dalmatien for the Adriatic islands Raab and Lossen. Disbanded 11.44 after the evacuation, and all personnel went to Marine-Schützen-Bataillon 581. Subordinated to Seekdt. Norddalmatien.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 541

Planned formation 4.44 in Stralsund, was cancelled.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 542

Planned formation in Spring 1945 on Bornholm, was cancelled.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 544

Planned formation in Spring 1945 on Läsö (Denmark) as a leichte MAA, was cancelled.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 545

Planned formation in Spring 1945 for Gotenhafen, was cancelled.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 601

Formed summer 1941 in Aurich for Operation Felix (attack on Gibraltar), with one battery. Sometime in the winter 41/42, this battery was transferred to the Marine-Sonderkommando (later became 1./MAA513). In 2.42 moved to the Crimea, now with four new batteries (later six). HQ in Sevastopol (with 1./MAA601 in Yalta with three 76mm guns). Disbanded 5.44 after the loss of Sevastopol.

Subordinated to Seekdt. Krim.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 602

Formed in winter 41/42 from Artillerie-Gruppe Fritz der Marine-Sonderkommando, with 2 batteries (for Operation Felix). In 1942 moved to Feodosia on the Crimea, with only the 1st battery. (2./MAA602 was used to form MAA610). Disbanded 1943.

Subordinated to Seekdt. Krim.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 603

Formed 12.40 in Den Helder. In 3.41 transferred to Bulgaria with 3 companies (3./MAA603 from 11./MAA115 Pillau). From 5.41 stationed at Aegina (Greece). In 1942 had 6 batteries, and later 7 batteries (after MAA620 was disbanded). Disbanded 10.44 after the evacuation of Greece.

Subordinated to Seekdt. Attika


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 604

Formed 1.41 in Ostfriesland for Holland. In 10.41 moved to Guernsey with 4 companies (the 5th was completed 7.44):

  • Bttr. Mirus with four 305mm guns (r) (Western Guernsey)
  • Bttr. Strassburg with four 220mm guns (f) (Southeastern Guernsey)
  • Bttr. Steinbruch with four 150mm C/28 guns (Northern Guernsey)
  • Bttr. Lothringen with four 150mm guns (= 3./MAA604, Southern Jersey)
  • Bttr. Sark with three 88mm Flak (completed 7.44, Sark)

Subordinated to Seekdt. Normandie and from 7.42 Seekdt. Kanalinseln.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 605

Formed summer 1942 in St. Ann/Alderney with 2 batteries, later 3 batteries:

  • Bttr. St. Anne with four 150mm guns (Northwestern Alderney)
  • Bttr. Elsass with three 170mm guns (Eastern Alderney)
  • Bttr. General Marcks with four 100mm guns (t) (Southwestern Alderney)

Subordinated to Seekdt. Kanalinseln.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 607

Formed 8.42 in Den Helder with 7 batteries, from 1., 3., 6.-9. and 12./MAA201. 1944 had 11 batteries.

Subordinated to Seekdt. Nordholland.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 608

Formed 2.43 in St. Malo with 1.-3./MAA608, Bttr. St. Lunaire and Bttr. Cancale.

Subordinated to Seekdt. Normandie.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 609

Formed 8.43 in Flatow/Pommern (incl. one battery from MAA617), and was transferred to Kalamata/Peloponnes. 1944 had 8 batteries. Disbanded 10.44 after the evacuation of the Balkans.

Subordinated to Seekdt. Peloponnes.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 610

Formed 11.42 in Sète/Languedoc with 3 batteries (from 2./MAA602):

  • Bttr. Cabanes with four 150mm guns
  • Bttr. Mole (Aussen and Innen) with four 75mm and four 127mm guns
  • Bttr. St. Pierre with four 90mm guns

Disbanded 9.44 after the invasion of southern France. Subordinated to Seekdt. Languedoc.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 611

Formed 11.42 in Marseilles with 8 batteries from Stab/leichte MAA685. 1944 had 10 batteries:

  • 1./MAA611 in Niolon bas with four 120mm and four 90mm guns
  • 2./MAA611 in Corbiére with three 75mm guns
  • 3./MAA611 in Pharo with four 65mm guns
  • 4./MAA611 in Chateau d'If with four 75mm guns
  • 5./MAA611 in (?)
  • 6./MAA611 in Napoleon with four 138mm guns
  • 7./MAA611 in Brégantine (Ratonneaut) with six 155mm guns
  • 8./MAA611 in Caveau with four 138mm guns
  • 9./MAA611 in (?)
  • 10./MAA611 in Beaumette (Plaine Marine) with four 130mm guns

Disbanded 8.44 after the invasion of southern France. Subordinated to Seekdt. Französische Riviera.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 612

Formed 5.43 in Toulon. In 9.43 moved to Albania (Herzognovi), and in 3.44 to the Dubrovnik area (4 batteries). In 10.44 redesignated Marine-Schützen-Bataillon Wachtel for the evacuation of the Balkans.

Subordinated to Admiral Südfrankreich, 9.43 Seekdt. Albanien and from 3.44 Seekdt. Süddalmatien.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 613

Formed 5.43 in Kertch (Crimea) from parts of MAA601 (only the Stab is mentioned in the Feldpostübersicht). Defended Sevastopol 5.44 (108 men are still missing). The remnants were withdrawn to Romania, and absorbed the remnants of MAA601 and MAA614. Disbanded 8.44.

Subordinated to Seekdt. Krim, and from 5.44 Seekdt. Rumänien.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 614

Formed 5.43 at the Asov Sea from Batterie Mariupol with 4 batteries (1./MAA614 at Berdjansk-West). In 10.43 attached to the 50th Infantry-Division, and saw action at the frontline. 5.44 defended Sevastopol (heavy losses). Disbanded and the remnants were absorbed by MAA613.

Subordinated to Seekdt. Ukraine and from 10.43 Seekdt. Krim.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 615

Formed summer 1943 in Port Vendres (Southern France) with 3 batteries (later 5):

  • Bttr. Fort Carré with four 105mm guns
  • Bttr. Cap Gros with four 127mm guns
  • Bttr. Mauresoue with four 90mm guns
  • Bttr. Mailly with four 75mm guns
  • Bttr. Seinaphore with three 150mm guns

Destroyed 8.44 defending against the Allied invasion of Southern France. Subordinated to Seekdt. Languedoc.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 616

Formed 7.43 for the Messina strait, but instead transferred to Elba. 20.6.44 to La Spezia with 5 batteries.

Subordinated to Deutsches Marinekommando Italien, and from 1944 Seekdt. Italienische Riviera.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 617

Formed 5.43 and moved to Patras/Greece (6.43). 7.44 at Cap Papas with 13 batteries. Disbanded 10.44 during the evacuation of Greece.

Subordinated to Seekdt. Westgriechenland.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 618

Formed 4.43 at Gironde from parts of MAA284 with batteries Hourtin, Carcans, La Porge, Biscarosse, Coutis and Hossegort. !944 had 5 batteries:

  • 1./MAA618 at (?)
  • 2./MAA618 at (?)
  • 3./MAA618 at Hourtin
  • 4./MAA618 at Carcans
  • 5./MAA618 at La Porge

Surrendered 4.45. Subordinated to Seekdt. Gascogne.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 619

Formed 10.43 in Genoa from Gruppe Genoa/MAA622 with 13 batteries (1-11, 13, 14).

Subordinated to Seekdt. Italienische Riviera.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 620

Formed 3.41 in Ostfriesland, and in June 1941 move to Piräus with 2 batteries. Disbanded 11.01.41, and was used to form 4.-6./MAA603.

Subordinated to Seekdt. Attika.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 621

Formed 2.41 for Greece (1./MAA621 from 1./MAA205). In 6.41 moved to Phleves/Attika with 2 batteries. Disbanded 12.42, and the batteries became Bttr. Tirpitz and Bttr. Breslau in 1943.

Stab/MAA621 was reformed 9.43 in Constanza (Romania) and moved to Pola in Italy, controlling some independent Italian coastal batteries.

Subordinated to Seekdt. Attika, and from 9.43 Seekdt. Istrien.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 622

Formed 9.43 in La Spezia. Italian batteries(?). Remained in La Spezia until the end.

Subordinated to Seekdt. Italienische Riviera.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 623

Formed 9.43 in Durazzo (Stab only) with Italian batteries. Disbanded 11.44.

Subordinated to Seekdt. Albanien.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 624

Formed 1.44 on Leros. From 10.44 had 8 batteries (1-6, 11 and 12):

  • a battery with four 150mm guns (north Leros)
  • a battery with four 88mm guns (northeast Leros)
  • a battery with four 105mm Flak (northwest Leros)
  • a battery with four 105mm guns (central Leros)
  • a battery with four 150mm guns (central Leros)
  • a battery with four 88mm guns (central Leros)
  • a battery with four 105mm guns (eastern Astypalaia)
  • a battery with four 88mm guns (western Astypalaia)

Subordinated to Seekdt. Dodekanes.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 625

Formed 12.43 in Port de Bouc/Southern France with 6 batteries:

  • Bttr. Vauban with four 75mm guns
  • Bttr. Espenel with six 138mm guns
  • Bttr. Cavallas with five 210mm guns
  • Bttr. Couronne with four 135mm guns
  • Bttr. Organ with six 155mm guns
  • Bttr. Espiquette with four 105mm guns

Disbanded 9.44 after the Allied invasion of Southern France. Subordinated Languedoc.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 626

Formed 5.44 in Trieste (Stab only) from Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung X. Controlled Italian batteries(?).

Subordinated to Seekdt. Istrien.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 627

Formed 12.43 in Hyères/South France. 3.44 with 5 batteries. Surrendered 8.44.

  • 1./MAA627 in Vogelberg (San Salvadour) with four 138mm guns
  • 2./MAA627 in La Badine with four 120mm guns
  • 3./MAA627 in Rade Hyére (Mauvanne) with 150mm guns
  • 4./MAA627 in Cap Bénat with four 105mm Uto Flak
  • 5./MAA627 in (?)

Subordinated to Seekdt. Französiche Riviera.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 628

Formed 5.44 in Split (only Stab) from Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung Y. Controlled Italian batteries(?).

Subordinated to Seekdt Süddalmatien.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 629

Formed 1.44 in Gotenhafen with 3 batteries (formed from Marine-Dienststelle 7003?).

Subordinated to Seekdt. Westpreussen.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 630

Formed 5.20.41 with 3 companies. 6.2541 to Cranz (had been formed for Leningrad, or possibly Murmansk). Disbanded 12.41 (1./MAA630 became 4./MAA604, and 2./MAA630 became 6./MAA513 in Sonderkommando Blaufuchs).

Subordinated to OKM.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 631

Formed 5.44 on Wangerooge(?) with Artillerie-Gruppe Nord (1-6), Mitte (7-11) and Süd (12-15). In 3.45 reorganised and now had 8 batteries (all on Wangerooge, except 6./MAA631 on Spiekeroog and 7./MAA631 on Langeooge).

Subordinated to Seekdt. Ostfriesland.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 632

Formed 10.43 in Venice (Lida) with 8 batteries and the Italian batteries Mirano, Villa Franca, La Giare and Erasmo. In 3.44 divided into MAA632, MAA633 and MA634. All were united again in 10.44 as MAA632. In 1.45 consisted of Gruppe Cortelazzo, Cavallino, Lida and Chioggia.

Subordinated to Seekdt. Westadria.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 633

Formed 3.44 in Venice (Chioggia) with 3 batteries from parts of MAA632. In 10.44 absorbed by MAA632.

Subordinated to Seekdt. Westadria.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 634

Formed 3.44 in Venice (Cavallino) from parts of MAA632. In 10.44 absorbed by MAA632.

Subordinated to Seekdt. Westadria.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 640

Formed 12.42 in Bizerta/Tunisia. Surrendered 5.43.

Subordinated to Deutsche Marinekommando Tunisien.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung Bergen

Formed 6.40 from MAA303. In 7.40 became MAA504. Subordinated to Seekdt. Bergen.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung Drontheim

Formed 6.40 from MAA302. In 7.40 became MAA506. Subordinated to Seekdt. Drontheim.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung Gascogne

Formed 12.40 in Biarritz from 4. and 10./MAA206, with:

  • Bttr. Adour-Nord
  • Bttr. Adour-Süd
  • Bttr. Socoa-Nord
  • Bttr. Socoa-Süd

In 1941 became MAA286. Subordinated to Marinebefehlshaber Westfrankreich.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung Gironde

Formed 12.40 in Royan from Stab, 1.-3. and 5.-6./MAA206, with:

  • Bttr. Terre Negre
  • Bttr. La Coubre-Ost
  • Bttr. La Coubre-West
  • Bttr. Soulac
  • Bttr. Le Verdon

In 1941 became MAA284. Subordinated to Marinebefehlshaber Westfrankreich.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung Horten

Formed 6.40 from MAA304 with 5 companies. In 7.40 became MAA501. Subordinated to Seekdt. Oslo.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung Jütland

Formed 4.40. In 6.40 became MAA309. Subordinated to Küstenbefehlshaber Dänemark.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung Kristiansand

Formed 6.40 from the Marine-Batterie in Kristiansand. In 7.40 became MAA502. Subordinated to Seekdt. Kristiansand.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung Molde

Formed 6.40 from MAA305. In 7.40 became MAA505. Subordinated to Seekdt. Molde.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung Narvik

Formed 6.40 from MAA301. In 7.40 became MAA511. Subordinated to Seekdt. Narvik.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung Seeland

Formed 4.40 in Copenhagen. In 6.40 became MAA308. Subordinated to Küstenbefehlshaber Dänemark.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung Stavanger

Formed 6.40 in Stavanger. In 7.40 became MAA503. Subordinated to Seekdt. Stavanger.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung Vendée

Formed 12.40 on Ile de Ré from 7.-9./MAA206, with:

  • Bttr. La Couarde
  • Bttr. St. Marie
  • Bttr. Les Portes de Ré
  • Bttr. Chassiron

In 1941 became MAA282. Subordinated to Marinebefehlshaber Westfrankreich.


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung X

Formed 3.44. In 5.44 became MAA626 in Trieste


Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung Y

Formed 3.44. In 5.44 became MAA628.