Allgemeines Marineamt vs. Marinewehramt

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Allgemeines Marineamt vs. Marinewehramt

Post by Stauffenberg II » 15 Oct 2003 11:46

Hi gentlemen!

Re: Navy Structure until 1939

Can anybody provide information about these two Offices of the Kriegsmarine, the General Naval Office and the Naval Defence Office.

To which of these both offices where the Inspections of the Navy subordinated and ... what were the duties of the other office.

Can anybody help, please?

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Post by tyskaorden » 15 Oct 2003 19:11

The Allgemeine Marineamt was devided into:
die Werfthauptabteilung - the Chief Shipyard Dept.
die Nautische Abteilung - the Nautical Dept.
die Schiffahrtsabteilung - the Shipping Dept.
die Wehrwirtshaftsabteilung - Defence Economics Dept.
die Statistiche Abteilung - the Statistical Dept.

The Marinewehramt was formed in 1937 under the command of Rear-Admiral Schniewind and consisting of:
die Marinewehrabteilung - the Marine Defence Dept.
die Militärische Abteilung - the Military Dept.
the Marinerechtsabteilung - the Marine Legal Dept.
The MWA also included the Marinedruckschriftenverwaltung (the Marine Printed Matter Administration), the Marinerundschau (Marine News) and the Zeitschrift der Kriegsmarine (the Kriegsmarine Journal).

The various inspections was subordinate to the Commanding Admirals of the North Sea and Baltic Naval Stations.

The CA of the Baltic Naval Station in Kiel (in 1939 General-Admiral Albrecht) had the Inspection of the Naval Education, the Inspection of the Naval Artillery, the Inspection of "Sperrwaffen", the Torpedo Inspection and the Marine Signals Inspection.

The CA of the North Sea Naval Station in Wilhelmshaven (in 1939 Admiral Densch) had the Inspection of Ship's Machines, the Inspection of the Naval Artillery Ordnance Depots.

//Tyskaorden alias Marcus Karlsson
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Post by Stauffenberg II » 15 Oct 2003 19:45

Marcus!

Thank you very much for the information. I was totally wrong regarding the Inspections. I´m glad that you posted a very thorough response.

It´s a much appreciated info. Thanks again for clearing that up.

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Post by tyskaorden » 15 Oct 2003 23:32

Stauffenberg II,

Glad to be of assistance. The information by the way are taken from the Book Die Deutsche Marine 1920-1945 - Aufbau und Untergang by Korvettenkapitän a.D. Fritz E. Giese, published in 1956 by Verlag für Wehrwesen Bernard & Graefe in Frankfurt am Main. This Book I found a couple of years a go at a Used Book Store.

//MK

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