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Marine-Regimenter


Marine-Regiment Badermann

Formed 8.44 in Bordeaux with 4 battalions. Personnel came from the KM-Werft Bordeaux, the KM-Arsenal Bordeaux and the 12.Uboat-Flotilla. The 4th battalion consisted of Italians. Disbanded 9.44, subordinated to Marine-Brigade "Weber".

Commander: Kapt. zur See Badermann


Marine-Regiment von Berger

Formed 4.18.40 in Narvik from crews of some of the sunken destroyers. Its job was to protect the railway to Narvik (mainly used for iron ore from Sweden). Consisted of:

  • Bataillon Holtorf (3 companies)
  • Bataillon Thiele (3 companies)
  • Bataillon Zenker (2 companies)
  • Bataillon Arnim (2 companies)

Disbanded 7.40


Marine-Regiment Gebauer

Formed 8.44 in Dax from the Marine Flak-Schule II, with 3 battalions. Formed for the retreat through France, and was disbanded 9.44.


Marine-Regiment John

Formed 8.44 in La Rochelle with 2 battalions, with personnel from 4. Sicherungs-Division and 8. Minensuch-Flotilla. Subordinated to Festung La Rochelle, and remained there.


Marine-Regiment Kühnemann

Formed 8.44 in Bordeaux with 5 battalions. Personnel came from Hafenkommandt Bordeaux. Disbanded 9.44, subordinated to Marine-Brigade "Weber".

Commander: Kapt. zur See Kühnemann


(Marine-)Regiment Kuffes(?)

Formed 3.45 on the island of Schouwen. See the 11. Marine-Infanterie-Division. This unit might belong to the Army and not to the Navy.


Marine-Regiment von Pflugk-Harttung

Formed 8.44 in Bordeaux with 4 battalions. Personnel came from the destroyer Z37, 8. Minensuch-Flotilla, 10. Marine-Bordflak-Abteilung and KMD* Bordeaux. Disbanded 9.44, subordinated to Marine-Brigade "Weber".

Commander: Kapt. zur See von Pflugk-Harttung

* KMD = Kriegsmarine Dienststelle.


(Marine-)Regiment Schindler(?)

Formed 3.45 on the island of Goeree (in the Rhein estuary). See the 11. Marine-Infanterie-Division. This unit might belong to the Army and not to the Navy.


Marine-Regiment West 1

Formed 4.45 in Emden from Marine-Festungs-Bataillon 363 and 367, Marine-Infanterie-Ersatz- und Ausbildungs-Bataillon 1 and the 7. battery/Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 126.


Marine-Regiment West 2

Formed 4.45 in Emden from Marine-Insel-Bataillon 356, an Alarm-Bataillon and the 6. battery/Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 126.


Marine-Regiment West 3

Formed 4.45 in Emden from Marine-Festungs-Bataillon 366, Marine-Infanterie-Lehr-Bataillon 1, an Alarm-Bataillon and the 8. battery/Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 126.


Marine-Regiment Zapp

Formed 9.44 in La Rochelle with the III. and IV. bataillon from the personnel of the 3. U-boat Flotilla. Subordinated to Festung La Rochelle, and remained there.