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Kriegsmarine Nachrichtentruppen

1. Marine-Nachrichten-Abteilung (mot.)

Formed 1.41 in Cranz. In 4.42 moved to Western France (2 companies, with a 3rd formed from Marine-Nachrichten-Kompanie 104 Helsinki). 9.43 to the Adriatic (2. company were transferred to 3. Marine-Nachrichten-Abteilung). Disbanded 3.44.

Subordinated to Admiral Westfrankreich and from 9.43 Admiral Adria.

2. Marine-Nachrichten-Abteilung (mot.)

Formed 10.40 in Aurich. 3.41 served in the Balkans. Disbanded 9.41.

Subordinated to Admiral Z, later Admiral Südost.

3. Marine-Nachrichten-Abteilung (mot.)

Formed 1941(?) in Borgwedel, near Salzwedel (at times had 8 companies). 1941 1. company became Marine-Nachrichten-Kompanie 204. 1942 to 5.43 served in the Caucasus. 5.43 back to Borgwedel (now 3 companies, as Ausbildungs-Abteilung).

1942 - 5.43 subordinated to Admiral Schwarzes Meer, and in 1945 to Höh. Kdr. der Marine-Nachr. Schulen.

11. Marine-Nachrichten-Abteilung (mot.)

Formed 6.42 in Paris with 3 companies. In Spring 1943 to South Russia (Black Sea harbours). In 3.44 disbanded, 1. became Marine-Nachrichten-Kompanie 123 and 3. became 124.

Subordinated to Marinegruppenkommando West and from 1943 Süd.

Marine-Nachrichten-Abteilung Nord

Formed 10.8.40 in Sengwarden/Wilhelmshaven from parts of Marine-Nachrichten-Abteilung West.

Subordinated to Marinegruppenkommando Nord (Marinestationskommando der Nordsee) and from 1.43 MOK Nord.

Marine-Nachrichten-Abteilung Oslo

Formed winter 43/44 in Oslo from Marine-Nachrichten-Kompanie 101. Subordinated to MOK Norwegen.

Marine-Nachrichten-Abteilung West

Formed 26.8.39 in Sengwarden/Wilhelmshaven. In 8.40 half became Marine-Nachrichten-Abteilung Nord, and West moved to Paris. Disbanded 9.44.

Subordinated to Marinegruppenkommando West.

1. Marine-Funkmess-Abteilung

Formed 11.11.41 in De Haan (near Ostende) with 4 companies (1944 8 companies). 1. company was used to form 2. Marine-Funkmess-Abteilung and the 5. company was used to form 2. Funkmess-Lehr-Abteilung. Disbanded 9.44 after the evacuation of France, and was used to form 4. Marine-Funkmess-Abteilung.

Subordinated to Admiral Kanalküste.

2. Marine-Funkmess-Abteilung

Formed 6.42 in Wimille (Channel coast) from 1./1. Marine-Funkmess-Abteilung, with 4 companies (3. in Le Havre and 4. in Cherbourg). Disbanded 10.44 after the Allied invasion.

Subordinated to Admiral Kanalküste.

3. Marine-Funkmess-Abteilung

Formed 9.42 in Brest with 2 companies (later 3). Disbanded 9.44.

Subordinated to Seekdt. Bretagne.

4. Marine-Funkmess-Abteilung

Formed 9.44 in Utrecht from 41. Funkmess-Kompanie and the remnants of 1. Marine-Funkmess-Abteilung (3 companies).

Subordinated to Admiral Niederlande.

1. Marine-Funkmess-Lehr-Abteilung

Formed summer 1943 in Puttgarten on Fehmarn. Subordinated to Höh. Kdr. der Mar.Nachr.Schulen.

2. Marine-Funkmess-Lehr-Abteilung

Formed 4.44 in St. Peter, near Husum. Subordinated to Höh. Kdr. der Mar.Nachr.Schulen.

1. Marine-Flugmelde-Abteilung

Formed 1941 in Kiel from Marine-Flugmelde-Abteilung westliche Ostsee.

Subordinated to Küstenbefehlshaber westliche Ostsee (and Luftgau XI?).

2. Marine-Flugmelde-Abteilung

Formed 5.41 in Cuxhaven from Marine-Flugmelde-Abteilung Ostfriesland and Marine-Flugmelde-Abteilung Nordfriesland.

Subordinated to Küstenbefehlshaber Deutsche Bucht / Luftgau XI.

3. Marine-Flugmelde-Abteilung

Formed 1941 in Swinemünde from Marine-Flugmelde-Abteilung Pommernküste.

Subordinated to Küstenbefehlshaber Pommern (later Seekdt. Pommern).

5. Marine-Flugmelde-Abteilung

Formed 1941 in Gotenhafen from Marine-Flugmelde-Abteilung östliche Ostsee (ex.- Marine-Flugmelde-Abteilung Pillau).

Subordinated to Küstenbefehlshaber östliche Ostsee (from 1943 mittlere Ostsee), and later Admiral östliche Ostsee.

7. Marine-Flugmelde-Abteilung

Formed 7.44 in Copenhagen from Flugmelde-Reserve-Kompanie 1 (Aalborg) and 2 (Copenhagen).

Subordinated to Admiral Skagerrak.

Marine-Flugmelde-Abteilung Nordfriesland

Formed before the war in Cuxhaven. 5.41 used to form 2. Marine-Fligmelde-Abteilung. Subordinated to Küstenbefehlshaber Ostfriesland.

Marine-Flugmelde-Abteilung Ostfriesland

Formed before the war in Wilhelmshaven. 5.41 used to form 2. Marine-Fligmelde-Abteilung. Subordinated to Küstenbefehlshaber Ostfriesland.

Marine-Flugmelde-Abteilung westliche Ostsee

Formed before the war in Kiel. 1941 redesignated 1. Marine-Fligmelde-Abteilung. Subordinated to Küstenbefehlshaber westliche Ostsee.

Marine-Flugmelde-Abteilung Pillau

Formed before the war in Pillau. 15.4.40 to Gotenhafen (possibly renamed Marine-Flugmelde-Abteilung östliche Ostsee). 1941 redesignated 5. Marine-Fligmelde-Abteilung. Subordinated to Küstenbefehlshaber östliche Ostsee.

Marine-Flugmelde-Abteilung Pommernküste

Formed before the war in Swinemünde. 1941 redesignated 3. Marine-Fligmelde-Abteilung. Subordinated to Küstenbefehlshaber Pommern.

Höherer Kommandeur der Marine-Nachrichtenschulen

Formed 29.4.41 in Flensburg to replace the disbanded Marine-Nachrichten-Inspektion. Controlled the following units:

  • Marine-Nachrichtenschule Mürwik
  • Marine-Nachrichtenschule Aurich
  • Marine-Nachrichtenschule Waren
  • Marine-Nachrichtenschule Rantum
  • 1. Funkmess-Lehr-Abteilung
  • 2. Funkmess-Lehr-Abteilung
  • 1. Marinehelferinnen-Ausbildungs-Abteilung
  • 2. Marinehelferinnen-Ausbildungs-Abteilung
  • 3. Marine-Nachrichten-Ausbildungs-Abteilung (mot.) (from 1943)

  • 1. Marine-Nachrichten-Helferinnen-Ausbildungs-Abteilung

    Formed 4.42 on Rügen. 10.44 Wyck/Föhr. Subordinated to Höherer Kommandeur der Marine-Nachrichtenschulen.

    2. Marine-Nachrichten-Helferinnen-Ausbildungs-Abteilung

    Formed 2.43 in Wyck/Föhr. 10.44 disbanded, and absorbed by 1. Marine-Nachrichten-Helferinnen-Ausbildungs-Abteilung. Subordinated to Höherer Kommandeur der Marine-Nachrichtenschulen.

    Marine-Nachrichtenschule Aurich

    Formed before the war in Aurich. Subordinated to the Marine-Nachrichten-Inspektion, and from 4.41 Höherer Kommandeur der Marine-Nachrichtenschulen.

    Marine-Nachrichtenschule Rantum

    Formed 18.11.43 in Rantum/Sylt. Subordinated to Höherer Kommandeur der Marine-Nachrichtenschulen.

    Marine-Nachrichtenschule Waren

    Formed 1.41 in Waren/Müritz (initially known as 1. Signal-Ausbildungs-Abteilung). Subordinated to Höherer Kommandeur der Marine-Nachrichtenschulen.

    Marine-Propaganda-Abteilung Nord

    Formed 8.40 from Marine-Propaganda-Abteilung Ost. Subordinated to OKW/Wehrmachtpropaganda.