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Surface flotillas of the Kriegsmarine

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Surface flotillas of the Kriegsmarine were organizational groupings of German naval vessels during World War II based on class of vessel and geographical location. [1]

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Adriatic Sea

The Adriatic Sea is a body of water separating the Italian Peninsula from the Balkan peninsula.

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Aegean Sea

The Aegean Sea (Αιγαίο Πέλαγος; Ege Denizi) is an elongated embayment of the Mediterranean Sea located between the Greek and Anatolian peninsulas, i.e., between the mainlands of Greece and Turkey.

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Anti-submarine net

An anti-submarine net or anti-submarine boom is a boom placed across the mouth of a harbour or a strait for protection against submarines.

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Anti-submarine warfare

Anti-submarine warfare (ASW, or in older form A/S) is a branch of underwater warfare that uses surface warships, aircraft, or other submarines to find, track and deter, damage, or destroy enemy submarines.

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Army Group B

Army Group B (German: Heeresgruppe B) was the title of three German Army Groups that saw action during World War II.

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Artillery

Artillery is a class of large military weapons built to fire munitions far beyond the range and power of infantry's small arms.

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Baltic Sea

The Baltic Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, enclosed by Scandinavia, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Poland, Germany and the North and Central European Plain.

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Barge

A barge is a flat-bottomed ship, built mainly for river and canal transport of heavy goods.

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Befehlshaber der U-Boote

The Befehlshaber der Unterseeboote (BdU) was the supreme commander of the Kriegsmarines U-boat Arm (Ubootwaffe) during World War II.

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Bergen

Bergen, historically Bjørgvin, is a city and municipality in Hordaland on the west coast of Norway.

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Black Sea

The Black Sea is a body of water and marginal sea of the Atlantic Ocean between Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, and Western Asia.

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Capital ship

The capital ships of a navy are its most important warships; they are generally the larger ships when compared to other warships in their respective fleet.

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Captain at sea

Captain at sea is a naval rank corresponding to command of a ship-of-the-line or capital ship.

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Constanța

Constanța (Κωνστάντζα or Κωνστάντια, Konstantia, Кюстенджа or Констанца, Köstence), historically known as Tomis (Τόμις), is the oldest continuously inhabited city in Romania.

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Corinth Canal

The Corinth Canal (Διώρυγα της Κορίνθου, Dhioryga tis Korinthou) is a canal that connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea.

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Danube

The Danube or Donau (known by various names in other languages) is Europe's second longest river, after the Volga.

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Dardanelles

The Dardanelles (Çanakkale Boğazı, translit), also known from Classical Antiquity as the Hellespont (Ἑλλήσποντος, Hellespontos, literally "Sea of Helle"), is a narrow, natural strait and internationally-significant waterway in northwestern Turkey that forms part of the continental boundary between Europe and Asia, and separates Asian Turkey from European Turkey.

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Denmark

Denmark (Danmark), officially the Kingdom of Denmark,Kongeriget Danmark,.

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Destroyer

In naval terminology, a destroyer is a fast, maneuverable long-endurance warship intended to escort larger vessels in a fleet, convoy or battle group and defend them against smaller powerful short-range attackers.

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Destroyer escort

Destroyer escort (DE) was the United States Navy mid-20th-century classification for a warship designed with endurance to escort mid-ocean convoys of merchant marine ships.

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Drammen

Drammen is a city in Buskerud, Norway.

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E-boat

E-boat was the Western Allies' designation for the fast attack craft (German: Schnellboot, or S-Boot, meaning "fast boat") of the Kriegsmarine during World War II.

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Elbing-class torpedo boat

The Elbing-class (or Type 1939) torpedo boats were a class of 15 small warships that served in the Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine during World War II.

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English Channel

The English Channel (la Manche, "The Sleeve"; Ärmelkanal, "Sleeve Channel"; Mor Breizh, "Sea of Brittany"; Mor Bretannek, "Sea of Brittany"), also called simply the Channel, is the body of water that separates southern England from northern France and links the southern part of the North Sea to the Atlantic Ocean.

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F-class escort ship

The F class escort ships were a class of fleet escorts (Ger: Flottenbegleiter) used by the Kriegsmarine during the Second World War.

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Ferry

A ferry is a merchant vessel used to carry passengers, and sometimes vehicles and cargo as well, across a body of water.

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Fishing trawler

A fishing trawler is a commercial fishing vessel designed to operate fishing trawls.

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Fleet commander (Kriegsmarine)

The Fleet commander of the Kriegsmarine (Flottenchef) was the highest ranked administrative officer in the organization of the Kriegsmarine, and served as a member of the Oberkommando der Marine.

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Flotilla

A flotilla (from Spanish, meaning a small flota (fleet) of ships, and this from French flotte, and this from Russian "флот" (flot), meaning "fleet"), or naval flotilla, is a formation of small warships that may be part of a larger fleet.

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France

France, officially the French Republic (République française), is a sovereign state whose territory consists of metropolitan France in Western Europe, as well as several overseas regions and territories.

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Fregattenkapitän

Fregattenkapitän, short: FKpt / in lists: FK, is the middle senior officer rank in the German Navy / armed forces of Germany (Bundeswehr).

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Gdańsk

Gdańsk (Danzig) is a Polish city on the Baltic coast.

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Genoa

Genoa (Genova,; Zêna; English, historically, and Genua) is the capital of the Italian region of Liguria and the sixth-largest city in Italy.

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German destroyer Z1 Leberecht Maass

The German destroyer Z1 Leberecht Maass was the lead ship of her class of four destroyers built for the German Navy (initially called the Reichsmarine and then renamed as the Kriegsmarine in 1935) during the mid-1930s.

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German destroyer Z10 Hans Lody

Z10 Hans Lody was a built for Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine in the mid-1930s.

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German destroyer Z11 Bernd von Arnim

Z11 Bernd von Arnim was a built for Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine in the late 1930s.

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German destroyer Z13 Erich Koellner

Z13 Erich Koellner was a built for Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine in the late 1930s.

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German destroyer Z14 Friedrich Ihn

Z14 Friedrich Ihn was a built for Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine in the mid-1930s.

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German destroyer Z15 Erich Steinbrinck

Z15 Erich Steinbrinck was a built for Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine in the mid-1930s.

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German destroyer Z16 Friedrich Eckoldt

Z16 Friedrich Eckoldt was a built for Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine in the late 1930s.

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German destroyer Z17 Diether von Roeder

Z17 Diether von Roeder was one of six Type 1936 destroyers built for the Kriegsmarine (German Navy) in the late 1930s.

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German destroyer Z18 Hans Lüdemann

Z18 Hans Lüdemann was one of six Type 1936 destroyers built for the Kriegsmarine (German Navy) in the late 1930s.

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German destroyer Z19 Hermann Künne

Z19 Hermann Künne was one of six Type 1936 destroyers built for the Kriegsmarine (German Navy) in the late 1930s.

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German destroyer Z2 Georg Thiele

The German destroyer Z2 Georg Thiele was one of four Type 1934-class destroyers built for the German Navy (Kriegsmarine) during the mid-1930s.

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German destroyer Z20 Karl Galster

Z20 Karl Galster was one of six Type 1936 destroyers built for the Kriegsmarine (German Navy) in the late 1930s.

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German destroyer Z21 Wilhelm Heidkamp

Z21 Wilhelm Heidkamp was one of six Type 1936 destroyers built for the Kriegsmarine (German Navy) in the late 1930s.

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German destroyer Z22 Anton Schmitt

Z22 Anton Schmitt was one of six Type 1936 destroyers built for the Kriegsmarine (German Navy) in the late 1930s.

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German destroyer Z23

Z23 was one of eight Type 1936A destroyers built for the Kriegsmarine (German Navy) during World War II.

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German destroyer Z24

Z24 was one of eight Type 1936A destroyers built for the Kriegsmarine (German Navy) during World War II.

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German destroyer Z25

Z25 was one of eight Type 1936A destroyers built for the Kriegsmarine (German Navy) during World War II.

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German destroyer Z26

Z26 was one of eight Type 1936A destroyers built for the Kriegsmarine (German Navy) during World War II.

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German destroyer Z27

Z27 was one of eight Type 1936A destroyers built for the Kriegsmarine (German Navy) during World War II.

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German destroyer Z28

Z28 was one of eight Type 1936A destroyers built for the Kriegsmarine (Germany Navy) during World War II.

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German destroyer Z29

Z29 was one of eight Type 1936A destroyers built for the Kriegsmarine (German Navy) during World War II.

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German destroyer Z3 Max Schultz

Z3 Max Schultz was one of four Type 1934 destroyers built for the German Navy (Kriegsmarine) during the mid-1930s.

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German destroyer Z30

Z30 was one of eight Type 1936A destroyers built for the Kriegsmarine (German Navy) during World War II.

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German destroyer Z31

Z31 was a German Type 1936A (Mob) destroyer, which was completed in 1942 and served with the Kriegsmarine during the Second World War.

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German destroyer Z32

Z32 was a German Type 1936A (Mob) destroyer, which was completed in 1942 and which served with the 8th Destroyer Flotilla of the Kriegsmarine during the Second World War.

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German destroyer Z33

Z33 was a Type 1936A (Mob) destroyer built for the Kriegsmarine (German Navy) during World War II.

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German destroyer Z36

Z36 was one of five Type 1936B destroyers built for the Kriegsmarine (German Navy) during World War II.

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German destroyer Z4 Richard Beitzen

The German destroyer Z4 Richard Beitzen was one of four Type 1934 destroyers built for the German Navy (Kriegsmarine) during the mid-1930s.

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German destroyer Z43

Z43 was a Type 1936B destroyer built for the Kriegsmarine (German Navy) during World War II.

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German destroyer Z5 Paul Jacobi

Z5 Paul Jacobi was a Type 1934A destroyer built for the Kriegsmarine in the mid-1930s.

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German destroyer Z6 Theodor Riedel

The German destroyer Z6 Theodor Riedel was a built for the Kriegsmarine during the mid-1930s.

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German destroyer Z7 Hermann Schoemann

Z7 Hermann Schoemann was a built for Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine in the mid-1930s.

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German destroyer Z8 Bruno Heinemann

Z8 Bruno Heinemann was a built for Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine in the mid-1930s.

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German destroyer Z9 Wolfgang Zenker

Z9 Wolfgang Zenker was a built for Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine in the mid-1930s.

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German torpedo boat Albatros

Albatros was a Type 23 torpedo boat which served in the German Reichsmarine and Kriegsmarine from 1926 to 1940.

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German torpedo boat T25

German torpedo-boat T25 was a torpedo boat (a type of small destroyer popular in European navies) built for the Kriegsmarine during the Second World War.

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German torpedo boat T26

German torpedo-boat T26 was a torpedo boat (a type of small destroyer popular in European navies) built for the Kriegsmarine during the Second World War.

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German torpedo boat T36

German torpedo-boat T36 was a torpedo boat built for the Kriegsmarine during the Second World War.

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HNoMS Gyller (1938)

HNoMS Gyller was a commissioned into the Royal Norwegian Navy in 1938.

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HNoMS Odin (1939)

HNoMS Odin was a that entered service with the Royal Norwegian Navy in 1939.

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HNoMS Tor (1939)

HNoMS Tor was a destroyer of the Royal Norwegian Navy that was launched in September 1939.

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Imperia

Imperia is a coastal city and comune in the region of Liguria, Italy.

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Interwar period

In the context of the history of the 20th century, the interwar period was the period between the end of the First World War in November 1918 and the beginning of the Second World War in September 1939.

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Ionian Sea

The Ionian Sea (Ιόνιο Πέλαγος,, Mar Ionio,, Deti Jon) is an elongated bay of the Mediterranean Sea, south of the Adriatic Sea.

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Kapitänleutnant

Kapitänleutnant, short: KptLt / in lists: KL, (Lang-en: Captain lieutenant) is an officer grade of the captains military hierarchy group of the German Bundeswehr.

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Kirkenes

(Finnish and, Киркенес) is a town in Sør-Varanger Municipality in Finnmark county, in the far northeastern part of Norway.

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Korvettenkapitän

Korvettenkapitän, short: KKpt / in lists: KK, is the lowest senior officer rank in the German Navy / armed forces of Germany (Bundeswehr).

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Kriegsmarine

The Kriegsmarine (literally "War Navy") was the navy of Germany from 1935 to 1945.

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La Spezia

La Spezia (A Spèza in the local dialect of Spezzina), at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the southern part of the Liguria region of Northern Italy, is the capital city of the province of La Spezia.

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Ligurian Sea

The Ligurian Sea (Mar Ligure; Mer Ligurienne) is an arm of the Mediterranean Sea, between the Italian Riviera (Liguria) and the island of Corsica.

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List of German naval ports during World War II

The following is a list of German naval ports during World War II.

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List of Kriegsmarine ships

The list of Kriegsmarine ships includes all ships commissioned into the Kriegsmarine, the navy of Nazi Germany, during its existence from 1935 to the conclusion of World War II in 1945.

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List of U-boat flotillas

List of U-boat flotillas contains lists of the German U-boat flotillas in the two World Wars.

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List of U-boat regions

The following list of U-boat regions pertains to the higher echelon commands for the U-boat flotillas during World War II.

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Low Countries

The Low Countries or, in the geographic sense of the term, the Netherlands (de Lage Landen or de Nederlanden, les Pays Bas) is a coastal region in northwestern Europe, consisting especially of the Netherlands and Belgium, and the low-lying delta of the Rhine, Meuse, Scheldt, and Ems rivers where much of the land is at or below sea level.

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Lower Rhine

The Lower Rhine (Niederrhein; kilometres 660 to 1,033 of the river Rhine) flows from Bonn, Germany, to the North Sea at Hoek van Holland, Netherlands (including the Nederrijn or "Nether Rhine" within the Rhine–Meuse–Scheldt delta); alternatively, Lower Rhine may be refer to the part upstream of Pannerdens Kop, excluding the Nederrijn.

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Lower Rhine region

The Lower Rhine region or Niederrhein is a region around the Lower Rhine section of the river Rhine in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany between approximately Oberhausen and Krefeld in the East and the Dutch border around Kleve in the West.

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Marinefährprahm

The Marinefährprahm (MFP), "naval ferry barge", was the largest landing craft operated by Germany's Kriegsmarine during World War II.

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Meuse

The Meuse (la Meuse; Walloon: Moûze) or Maas (Maas; Maos or Maas) is a major European river, rising in France and flowing through Belgium and the Netherlands before draining into the North Sea.

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Minelayer

Minelaying is the act of deploying explosive mines.

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Minesweeper

A minesweeper is a small naval warship designed to engage in minesweeping.

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Narvik

(Norwegian) or Áhkanjárga (Northern Sami) is the third-largest town and municipality in Nordland county, Norway by population.

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Navigability

A body of water, such as a river, canal or lake, is navigable if it is deep, wide and slow enough for a vessel to pass or walk.

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Netherlands

The Netherlands (Nederland), often referred to as Holland, is a country located mostly in Western Europe with a population of seventeen million.

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North Sea

The North Sea (Mare Germanicum) is a marginal sea of the Atlantic Ocean located between Great Britain, Scandinavia, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, and France.

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Norway

Norway (Norwegian: (Bokmål) or (Nynorsk); Norga), officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a unitary sovereign state whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the remote island of Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard.

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Organization of the Kriegsmarine

The organization of the Kriegsmarine refers to the operational and administrative structure of the German Navy from 1935 to 1945.

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Piraeus

Piraeus (Πειραιάς Pireás, Πειραιεύς, Peiraieús) is a port city in the region of Attica, Greece.

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Pula

Pula or Pola (Italian and Istro-Romanian: Pola; Colonia Pietas Iulia Pola Pollentia Herculanea; Slovene and Chakavian: Pulj, Hungarian: Póla, Polei, Ancient Greek: Πόλαι, Polae) is the largest city in Istria County, Croatia and the eighth largest city in the country, situated at the southern tip of the Istria peninsula, with a population of 57,460 in 2011.

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Reichsmarine

The Reichsmarine (Navy of the Realm) was the name of the German Navy during the Weimar Republic and first two years of Nazi Germany.

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Rhine

--> The Rhine (Rhenus, Rein, Rhein, le Rhin,, Italiano: Reno, Rijn) is a European river that begins in the Swiss canton of Graubünden in the southeastern Swiss Alps, forms part of the Swiss-Liechtenstein, Swiss-Austrian, Swiss-German and then the Franco-German border, then flows through the German Rhineland and the Netherlands and eventually empties into the North Sea.

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Ruhr (river)

__notoc__ The Ruhr is a river in western Germany (North Rhine-Westphalia), a right tributary (east-side) of the Rhine.

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Sanremo

Sanremo or San Remo (Sanrému, locally date The name of the city is a phonetic contraction of Sant'Eremo di San Romolo, which refers to Romulus of Genoa, the successor to Syrus of Genoa. It is often stated in modern folk stories that Sanremo is a translation of "Saint Remus", a deceased Saint. In Ligurian, his name is San Rœmu. The spelling San Remo is on all ancient maps of Liguria, the ancient Republic of Genoa, Italy in the Middle Ages, the Kingdom of Sardinia, and the Kingdom of Italy. It was used in 1924 in official documents under Mussolini. This form of the name appears still on some road signs and, more rarely, in unofficial tourist information. It has been the most widely used form of the name in English at least since the 19th century.

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Sea of Azov

The Sea of Azov (Азо́вское мо́ре, Azóvskoje móre; Азо́вське мо́ре, Azóvśke móre; Azaq deñizi, Азакъ денъизи, ازاق دﻩﯕىزى) is a sea in Eastern Europe.

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Simferopol

Simferopol (p; Сімферополь,; Aqmescit, Акъмесджит) is a city on the Crimean peninsula which, de facto, is the capital city of the Republic of Crimea within the Russian Federation but, de jure, is the capital city of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea within Ukraine.

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Sleipner-class destroyer

The Sleipner class was a class of six destroyers built for the Royal Norwegian Navy from 1936 until the German invasion in 1940.

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Sperrbrecher

A Sperrbrecher (German; informally translated as "pathfinder" but literally meaning "mine barrage breaker")), was a German auxiliary ship of the First World War and the Second World War that was intended to serve as a type of minesweeper, by sailing ahead of other vessels through minefields, intending to detonate any mines in their path. Also used as anti-aircraft ships, the Sperrbrecher suffered heavy losses in the war.

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Submarine chaser

A submarine chaser is a small and fast naval vessel that is specifically intended for anti-submarine warfare.

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Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki (Θεσσαλονίκη, Thessaloníki), also familiarly known as Thessalonica, Salonica, or Salonika is the second-largest city in Greece, with over 1 million inhabitants in its metropolitan area, and the capital of Greek Macedonia, the administrative region of Central Macedonia and the Decentralized Administration of Macedonia and Thrace.

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Torpedoboot Ausland

The Torpedoboot Ausland ("foreign torpedo boats") were small destroyers or large torpedo boats captured by Nazi Germany and incorporated into the Kriegsmarine.

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Trondheim

Trondheim (historically Kaupangen, Nidaros and Trondhjem) is a city and municipality in Trøndelag county, Norway.

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Type 23 torpedo boat

The German Type 23 torpedo boat was a class of torpedo boat built for the Reichsmarine following World War I. They were built to replace vessels lost during, or surrendered at the end of, that conflict and were based on the torpedo boat design from then.

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Type 24 torpedo boat

The German Type 24 torpedo boat was a class of torpedo boat built for the Reichsmarine following World War I. They were a development of the Type 23 torpedo boat.

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Type 35 torpedo boat

The German Type 35 Torpedo Boats (German: Flottentorpedoboot "Fleet Torpedo Boat") were small naval vessels built for Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine between 1939 and 1942.

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Type 37 torpedo boat

The German Type 37 Torpedo Boat (German: Flottentorpedoboot "Fleet Torpedo Boat") were a class of warships built for Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine between 1939 and 1942.

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Tyrrhenian Sea

The Tyrrhenian Sea (Mar Tirreno, Mer Tyrrhénienne, Mare Tirrenu, Mari Tirrenu, Mari Tirrenu, Mare Tirreno) is part of the Mediterranean Sea off the western coast of Italy.

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Venice

Venice (Venezia,; Venesia) is a city in northeastern Italy and the capital of the Veneto region.

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Waal (river)

The Waal (Dutch) is the main distributary branch of the river Rhine flowing approximately through the Netherlands.

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World War I

World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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8th Destroyer Flotilla (Germany).

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surface_flotillas_of_the_Kriegsmarine

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