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WW2 Germany Marine Light Artillery Units / leicht Marine-Artillerie-Abteilungen


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

leichte Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 681

Formed 4.42 on Ile de Croix with 6 batteries (4-6 was Halbbttr = Half batteries).

Subordinated to Seekdt. Bretagne, and from 8.44 Festung Lorient.

leichte Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 682

Formed 4.42 on Belle Isle with 8 companies. 8.43 moved to Toulon with:

  • 1./MAA682 at La Cride with three 138mm guns
  • 2./MAA682 at Six Fours (Pointe Gueulois) with four 164,7mm guns
  • 3./MAA682 at Les Sablettes with four 105mm guns
  • 4./MAA682 at Cap Cépet with four 340mm guns
  • 5./MAA682 at Croix de Signaux with four 164,7mm guns
  • 6./MAA682 at Croupe La Malgue with four 75mm guns
  • 7./MAA682 at St. Marguerite with four 105mm Flak
  • 8./MAA682 at (?)

Surrendered 8.44 and was disbanded. Subordinated to Seekdt. Bretagne (Marine-Artillerie-Regiment 1), and from 8.43 Seekdt. Französiche Riviera.

leichte Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 683

Formed 4.42 on Belle Isle with 12 companies, later 4 companies (2 and 4-6). 1944 1-3 and 4. battery.

Subordinated to Seekdt. Bretagne (Marine-Artillerie-Regiment 1) and from 8.44 Festung Lorient.

leichte Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 684

Formed 4.42 on Ile Noirmoutier with 7 companies, and 1944 with 1-4, 6 companies and 5. battery.

Subordinated to Seekdt. Loire and from 8.44 Festung La Rochelle.

leichte Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 685

Formed 4.42 on Ile d'Yeu (Loire estuary). In 2.43 moved to Marseilles and was renamed Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 611.

Subordinated to Seekdt. Loire.

leichte Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 686

Formed 4.42 on Ile de Ré (Loire estuary) with 7 companies. 8.44 to St. Nazaire and was reorganised: 1-4, 5a, 5b and 5c batteries and a leichte (ital.) Schützen-Kompanie.

Subordinated to Seekdt. Loire and from 8.44 Festung St. Nazaire.

leichte Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 687

Formed 4.42 on Ile d'Oleron (Loire estuary) with 6 companies. 1944 with 1-3 companies, 4-5 batteries and a leichte (ital.) Schützen-Kompanie.

Subordinated to Seekdt. Loire and from 8.44 Festung La Rochelle.

leichte Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 688

Formed 3.43 on Belle Isle with 4 companies (replacing le. MAA682). 1944 with 1-2 leichte companies, 3. schwere company and 4. battery.

Subordinated to Seekdt. Bretagne (Marine-Artillerie-Regiment 1), and from 8.44 Festung Lorient.