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Divisionen Divisions

Marine-Infanterie-Divisionen

Naval Infantry Divisions

Marine-Division Gotenhafen

Brigaden Brigades

Marine-Schützen-Brigade Nord

Naval Infantry Brigade "North"
  • Formed 11.44 in Husum, to protect the North Sea coast.
  • In 2.45, the Marine-Schützen-Brigade-Nord was reformed as the 1.Marine-Infanterie-Division while in Stettin.
Organization
  • Marine-Schützen-Regiment 1
  • Marine-Schützen-Regiment 2
  • Marine-Schützen-Regiment 3 (became independent)
  • Marine-Schützen-Regiment 4
Commanders
  • Kon.Adm. Hartmann 11.44 - 2.45

Marine-Brigade Weber

Naval Brigade "Weber"
  • Marine-Brigade Weber was formed in August 1944 in Bordeaux from the Kommandant des Marine-Arsenal Bordeaux and a large number of naval personnel.
  • It was formed for the retreat through France, and was disbanded in September of 1944.
Organization
  • Marine-Regiment v. Pflugk-Harttung
  • Marine-Regiment Badermann
  • Marine-Regiment Kühnemann
Commanders
  • Kon.Adm. Weber
Regimenter Regiments

Marine-Schutzen-Regimenter

Naval Infantry Regiments

Marine-Infanterie-Regimenter

Naval Infantry Regiments
  • Marine-Infanterie-Regiment 1
  • Marine-Infanterie-Regiment 2
  • Marine-Infanterie-Regiment 3
  • Marine-Infanterie-Regiment 4
  • Marine-Infanterie-Regiment 8
  • Marine-Infanterie-Regiment 9
  • Marine-Infanterie-Regiment 10

Marine-Grenadier-Regimenter

Naval Grenadier Regiments
Marine-Grenadier-Regiment 5 Marine-Grenadier-Regiment 6 Marine-Grenadier-Regiment 7
  • Formed 3.45 in Flensburg or Itzehoe(?) with 2 battalions.
  • Commander: Kapitän zur See Neitzel
  • Served as a part of the 2.Marine-Infanterie-Division.

Marine-Regimenter

Naval Regiments

20.Marine-Einsatz-Regiment

20 Naval Service Regiment
  • Formed 3.45 in Wilhelmshaven with 2 battalions.
  • Subordinated to Festung Wilhelmshaven.
  • Also known as Regiment Leisner.
Abteilungen/Bataillone Battalions

Marine-Schützen-Bataillone

Naval Infantry Battalions

Marine-Infanterie-Bataillon Klüver

Naval Infantry Battalion "Kluver"
  • Existed 11.43 to 2.44 in South Russia.
  • Formed from Flak-Kompanie Schwarzes Meer.
  • Served in Crimea

Marine-Grenadier-Bataillone

Naval Grenadier Battalions
Marine-Grenadier-Bataillon Emminge
  • Formed Winter 44/45 in Festung St. Nazaire.
Marine-Grenadier-Bataillon Haackert
  • Formed Winter 44/45 in Festung St. Nazaire (possibly from the 6. Vorposten-Flotilla).
Marine-Grenadier-Bataillon Josephi
  • Formed Winter 44/45 in Festung St. Nazaire.
Marine-Grenadier-Bataillon Lieser
  • Formed Winter 44/45 in Festung St. Nazaire (possibly from the 6. Vorposten-Flotilla)
Marine-Grenadier-Bataillon Wurffel
  • Formed Winter 44/45 in Festung St. Nazaire (possibly from the 2. Sperrbrecher-Flotilla)

Marine-Bataillone

Naval Battalions
Marine-Bataillon Erdmenger
  • Formed 18.4.40 in Narvik with 2 companies, from personnel of the sunken destroyers.
  • Saw action defending Narvik. Disbanded 7.40.
Marine-Bataillon von Freytag
  • Formed 18.4.40 in Narvik with 2 companies, from personnel of the sunken destroyers.
  • Saw action defending Narvik.
  • Disbanded 7.40.
Marine-Bataillon Hossfeld
  • Formed 2.44 from Stabskompanie Kaukasus, for the defence of Sevastopol.
  • Destroyed 5.44 and disbanded 7.44.
Marine-Bataillon Heller
  • Formed 8.44 with 7 companies (alarm unit, in France?). No details.
Marine-Bataillon Klemm
  • Formed 4.44 in Sevastopol from 19. Marine-Kraftfahr-Abteilung, for the defence of Sevastopol.
  • Disbanded 5.44.
Marine-Bataillon Kothe
  • Formed 18.4.40 in Narvik with 300 men, from personnel of the sunken destroyers.
  • Saw action defending Narvik under Gebirgs-Jäger-Regiment 139.
  • Disbanded 7.40.
Marine-Bataillon Narvik
  • Formed 8.44 in Gironde-Süd from personnel of the 8. Destroyer-Flotilla "Narvik".
  • Surrendered 4.45, when Festung Gironde surrendered.
Marine-Bataillon Sturmann
  • Formed when?. By order of 3.11.44 absorbed by the 338. Infanterie-Division, in the Upper Rhein area.
Marine-Bataillon Tirpitz
  • Formed 8.44 in Festung Gironde from personnel of the 2. Sperrbrecher-Flotilla.
  • Disbanded 4.45.

Marine-Sturm-Bataillon Tirpitz

Naval Assault Battalion "Tirpitz"
  • Formed 3.45 and saw action at Schneidemühl.
  • Only mentioned in the German Red Cross missing lists.

Wach-Battailone Dönitz

Guard Battalion "Donitz"
  • Formed 2.45 in Eutin, and later to Flensburg, protecting the Seekriegsleitung (Naval High Command).

Marine-Insel-Bataillone

Naval Island Battalions
Marine-Insel-Bataillon 349
  • Formed 11.44 on Helgoland, under Seekommandant Elbe-Weser.
Marine-Insel-Bataillon 350
  • Formed 11.44 on Borkum, under Seekommandant Ostfriesland.
Marine-Insel-Bataillon 351
  • Formed 11.44 on Westerland, under Seekommandant Nordfriesland.
  • In 4.45 saw action at Bremervörde.
Marine-Insel-Bataillon 352
  • Formed 11.44 on Roem (Denmark), under Seekommandant Nordfriesland.
Marine-Insel-Bataillon 353
  • Formed 11.44 on Amrum, under Seekommandant Nordfriesland.
  • 4.45 to Emden.
Marine-Insel-Bataillon 354
  • Formed 11.44 on Langerooge and Wangerooge, under Seekommandant Ostfriesland.
Marine-Insel-Bataillon 355
  • Formed 11.44 on Juist, under Seekommandant Ostfriesland.
Marine-Insel-Bataillon 356
  • Formed 11.44 on Norderney, under Seekommandant Ostfriesland.
  • 4.45 to Emden, and used to form Marine-Regiment West 2.

Marine-Festungs-Bataillone

Naval Fortress Battalions
Marine-Festungs-Bataillon 357
  • Formed 11.44 in Toenning, under Seekommandant Nordfriesland.
  • In April 1945 moved to Wilhelmshaven, now as Marine-Schützen-Bataillon 357.
Marine-Festungs-Bataillon 358
  • Formed 11.44 in Marne under Seekommandant Elbe-Weser.
Marine-Festungs-Bataillon 359
  • Formed 11.44 in Cuxhaven (Altenbruch) under Seekommandant Elbe-Weser.
  • 4.45 action at Delfzijl (Holland).
Marine-Festungs-Bataillon 360
  • Formed 11.44 in Cuxhaven under Seekommandant Elbe-Weser.
  • 4.45 action at Delfzijl (Holland).
Marine-Festungs-Bataillon 361
  • Formed 11.44 in Cuxhaven or Wesermünde(?) under Seekommandant Elbe-Weser.
  • 3.45 action at Neuschanz.
Marine-Festungs-Bataillon 362
  • Formed 11.44 in Nordenham under Seekommandant Elbe-Weser.
Marine-Festungs-Bataillon 363
  • Formed 11.44 in Wilhelmshaven (Schillig) under Seekommandant Ostfriesland.
  • 4.45 to Emden, and absorbed by Marine-Regiment 1 West
Marine-Festungs-Bataillon 364
  • Formed 11.44 in Wilhelmshaven (Varel) under Seekommandant Ostfriesland.
Marine-Festungs-Bataillon 365
  • Formed 11.44 in Wilhelmshaven (Altengraden) under Seekommandant Ostfriesland.
Marine-Festungs-Bataillon 366
  • Formed 11.44 in Emden under Seekommandant Ostfriesland.
  • On 4.45 absorbed by Marine-Regiment 3 West
Marine-Festungs-Bataillon 367
  • Formed 11.44 in Emden under Seekommandant Ostfriesland.
  • On 4.45 absorbed by Marine-Regiment 1 West
Marine-Festungs-Bataillon 368
  • Formed 11.44 in Delfzijl under Seekommandant Ostfriesland.

Marine-Sicherungs-Bataillone

Naval Security Battalions
Marine-Sicherungs-Bataillon 604
  • Only mentioned in the German Read Cross lists, 9.44 at Piraeus, Greece.
  • Formed for the withdrawal from the Balkans.
Marine-Sicherungs-Bataillon 605
  • Formed 10.44 in western Greece(?).
  • Formed for the withdrawal from the Balkans.
  • Disbanded 1.45 (Commander: Bünsch).
Marine-Sicherungs-Bataillon 608
  • Only mentioned in the German Read Cross lists, 11.44 losses in the Prepolac-pass.
  • Formed for the withdrawal from the Balkans.
Marine-Sicherungs-Bataillon 610
  • Formed 10.44 in Saloniki.
  • Formed for the withdrawal from the Balkans.
  • Disbanded 1.45.

Marine-Landesschützen-Bataillon Wilhelmshaven

Naval Territorial Infantry Battalion "Wilhelmshaven"
  • Formed 26.8.39 in Wilhelmshaven and remained there until the end of the war. (Guard duties).
  • Subordinated to Marine-Station der Nordsee, later Marineoberkommando Nord.

Marine-Feldersatz-Bataillone

Naval Field Replacement Battalions
Marine-Feldersatz-Bataillone 1
  • Formed 3.45.
  • Served under the 1.Marine-Infanterie-Division.
Marine-Feldersatz-Bataillone 2
Marine-Feldersatz-Bataillone 3

Marine-Füsilier-Bataillone

Naval Fusilier Battalions
Marine-Füsilier-Bataillone 1
  • Formed 2.45 as a company, but in 4.45 became battalion (now with 4 companies)
  • Served under the 1.Marine-Infanterie-Division.
Marine-Füsilier-Bataillone 2

Marine-Füsilier-Bataillone 3

Marine-Infanterie-Ersatz- und Ausbildungs-Bataillone

Naval Inf. Replacement & Training Bns
Marine-Infanterie-Ersatz- und Ausbildungs-Bataillon 1
  • Formed in 11.44 in Lübberstedt bei Wesermünde.
  • Provided replacement troops for Marine-Schützen-Brigade Nord, and from 2.45 1.Marine-Infanterie-Division.
  • Never served directly under the units above, but was independent.
  • In 4.45 probably absorbed by Marine-Regiment West 3 in Emden and was disbanded.
Marine-Infanterie-Ersatz- und Ausbildungs-Bataillon 2

Marine-Infanterie-Ersatz- und Ausbildungs-Bataillon 3
  • Formed 4.01.45 in Waren/Möritz.
  • Provided troops to the 3.Marine-Infanterie-Division, although it was an independent unit and did not serve under the division.