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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).


28. 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.