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S-Boats in the Kriegsmarine 1935 - 1945

Organization of the S-Boats-Forces

S-Boats-Force 1939 - 1945  

Führer der Torpedoboote Kpt.z.S. Bütow, H. 1939 - 1942  
Führer der Schnellboote FKpt./Kpt.z.S./Kmdre. Petersen, R. 04.1942 - 05.1945  
1. S-Division FKpt. Schultz, M. 07.1943 - 03.1945 From 13.10.1944 were the Mediterranean flotillas drawn together to form the 1. S-Divion 
Kptlt. Wuppermann 03. - 05.1945  

 

 

S-Boatflotillas 1939 - 1945

1. S-Flotilla

Initially formed as 1. UZ (S) Halbflottille, renamed 1932 1. Schnellbootshalbflottille and 1935 renamed 1. Schnellbootsflottille.

Operation areas:

Kptlt. Sturm, K. 1939 Baltic, Northsea
Kptlt. Birnbacher, H. 1939 - 1940 Norwaycampain, Westcampain
1941 Hoofden, Channel, Russiacampain, Finnland
1942 Black Sea
KKpt. Christiansen, G. 1942 - 1943 Black Sea
KKpt. Büchting, H. 1943 - 1945 Black Sea, Baltic

 Decomposed 29.08.1944 after scuttling of th elast four boats, newly formed in the Baltic January 1945.

 

2. S-Flotilla

Formation 01.08. 1938.

Operation Areas:

KKpt. Petersen 1939 Northsea, Kattegatt, Baltic
1940 - 1941 Norwaycampain, Westcampain, Hoofden, Channel
Oblt.z.S. Feldt 1941 Russiacampain, Finnland
1942 - 1944 Hoofden, Channel
KKpt. Opdenhoff 1944 - 1945 Hoofden, Channel, Invasion Seine-Bight
Kptlt. Wendler 1945 Hoofden

 

3. S-Flotilla

Formation 14.05. 1940.

Operation Areas:

Oblt.z.S. Töniges 1940 responsible for forming up
Kptlt. Kemnade 1940 Channel, Hoofden
1941 Channel Russiacampain, Baltic
1942 - 1943 Mediterranean
Kptlt. Müller, A. 1943 Mediterranean
KKpt. Schultz, H.M. 1943 - 1944 Mediterranean
Kptlt. Müller, A. 1944 Mediterranean
Kptlt. Schulz, G. 1944 - 1945 Mediterranean

 

4. S-Flotilla

Formation April 1941.

Operation Areas:

Kptlt. Bätge, N. 1941 - 1943 Hoofden, Channel
KKpt. Lützow, W. 1943 Hoofden, Channel
Kptlt. Causemann, A. 1943 Hoofden, Channel
KKpt. Fimmen. K. 1943-1944 Hoofden, Invasion Seine-Bight
1945 Southnorway

 

5. S-Flotilla

Formation 01.07.1941.

Operation Areas:

KKpt. Klug, B. 1941-1944 Channel
Kptlt. Johannsen, K. 1944 Hoofden, Invasion Seine-Bight
Kptlt. Holzapfel, H. 1944 - 1945 Baltic

 

6. S-Flotilla

Formation 01.03.1942.

Operation Areas:

Kptlt. Obermaier, A. 1941 Hoofden, Channel
1942 Hoofden, Channel, Norway
1943 Hoofden, Channel
1944 Finnland, Invasion Seine-Bight
Kptlt. Matzen, J.I. 1944 -1945 Invasion Seine-Bight, Hoofden

 

7. S-Flotilla

Formation June 1938.

Operation Areas:

KKpt. Klug, B. 1941 - 1942 Additional responsibility
KKpt. Trummer.  H. 1942-1944 Mediterranean
Kptlt. Schulz, G. 1944 - 1945 Mediterranean

 

8. S-Flotilla

Formation 01.11. 1941.

Operation Areas:

KKpt. Christiansen, G. 1941-1942 Northnorway
KKpt. Zymalkowski, F. 1942 - 1943 Hoofden, Channel
1944 Invasion Seine-Bight
1945 Hoofden, Baltic

 

9. S-Flotilla

Formation 01.04. 1943.

Operation Areas:

KKpt. G. Frhr. v. Mirbach 1943 Hoofden, Channel
1944 Invasion Seine-Bight
1945  Hoofden

 

10. S-Flotilla

Formation 15.03.1943.

Operation Areas:

Kptlt. Müller, K. 1943 - 1944 Hoofden
Kptlt. Bludau, D. 1944 - 1945 Hoofden

 

11. S-Flotilla

Italian MAS-Boats, handed over to Kriegsmarine 20.05.1943.

Operation Areas

Kptlt. Meyer, H.J. 1943 Black Sea
Kptlt N. Baron v. Stempel 1944 New forming-up in the Baltic, no assigned boats

 Decomposed June 1944. Newly formed 10.12.1944 in the Baltic, decomposed April 1945.

 

21. S-Flotilla

Formed September 1943 with LS-Boats. After loss of all boats decomposed 12.10.1944.

Operation Area:

Kptlt. Wuppermann, S.

1943 - 1944

Aegaen Sea
Kptlt. Graser, L.

1944

Aegean Sea

The Flotilla looses al boats until 12.10.1944 and is closed down. The personnel marching northward is employed in land-battles at times.

 

22. S-Flotilla

Formed November 1943 with LS-Boats and Italian loot-boats.

Operation Area:

Kptlt. Wuppermann, S.

1943

Aegaen Sea
Kptlt. Hüsing, F

1944

Aegean Sea

All boats are handed over to Crotia as of 15.09.1944. The flotilla is decomposed.

 

24. S-Flotilla

Formed November 1943 with Italian Loot-Boats

Kptlt. Meyer, H.J.

1943

Mediterranean, Adriatic Sea, Aegean Sea

 The flotilla was decomposed on 25.10.1944.

 

1. Schnellbootsdivision

Freg.Kpt. Schulz, H.

1944

Adria
Kptlt. Wuppermann, S.

1945

Adria

The 1. S-Bootsdivision was formed on 13.10.1944. Subordinate to it were the 3. SFltl (Kptlt. Schulz Günther) with three groups:

1. Group (ex 3. SFllt)

Oblt.z.S. Milbradt, G.

1944

Adria
Oblt.z.S. Hardtke, J.

1944 - 1945

Adria

2. Group (ex 7. SFltl)

Oblt.z.S. Buschmann, H.-G..

1944 - 1945

Adria

3. Group (ex 24. SFltl)

Oblt.z.S. Bollenhagen, H.

1944 - 1945

Adria

Schnellbootslehrdivision

Korv.Kpt. Feldt, K

1944 - 1945

Stettin, Svendborg/DK

Subordinate to S-Boots-Lehrdivision were three Schnellbootsschulflottilen (School-Flotillas), of which the 1. S-Schul-Fltl was transferred to Norway in January 1945 nach Norwegen (based at Egersund) and the2. S-Schul-Fltl from early 1945 was employed in minewarfare in the Baltic and in evacuation of refugees and the Kurlandarmy.

1. Schnellboots-Schul-Flottille

Kptlt. Wilcke, F.-W.

1944 - 1945

Stettin, Egersund/NO

2. Schnellboots-Schul-Flottille

Kptlt. Klose H.-H.

1944 - 1945

Stettin, Windau (Ventspils)

3. Schnellboots-Schul-Flottille

Kptlt. Detlefsen, H.

1944 - 1945

Stettin, Svendborg/DK

 

Schnellboot - Begleitschiffe

 

S-Boat-Tenders (Begleitschiffe)

Tsingtau

1. S-Fltl 1940 Norwaycampain
2. S-Fltl 1941 Russiacampain, Holland
S-Boot-Lehrdivision 1942-1945 Baltic

 

Tanga

2. S-Fltl 1940 Norwaycampain
1941 Russiacampain, Holland
S-Boot-Schulverband 1942-1945 Baltic

 

Adolf Lüderitz

3. S-Fltl 1940 Holland
8. S-Fltl 1941 Northnorway
S-Boot-Lehrdivision 1942-1945 Baltic

 

Carl Peters

1. S-Fltl 1940 Norway, Holland
S-Boot-Lehrdivision 1940-1945 Baltic

 

Hermann von Wissmann

S-Boot-Lehrdivision 1943 Norway
1944 Baltic

 

Gustav Nachtigal (Beuteschiff)

 

1944

Nordsee

Shipf was sunk on 14.6.44 by aircraft-torpedo west of Borkum one month after commissioning.

 

 

Buea (Loot Ship)

S-Boot-Lehrdivision 1943 Baltic

 

Estonia (Loot Ship)

S-Boot-Lehrdivision 1941 Baltic

 

Romanis (Loot Ship)

1. S-Fltl 1942-1944 Black Sea