German Navy
The German Navy (German: Deutsche Marine or simply German: Marine—  ) is the navy of Germany and part of the unified Bundeswehr (the German Armed Forces). It is deeply integrated int...
List of active ships of the German Navy
List of active German Navy ships is a list of ships in active service with the German Navy. There are approximately 81 ships in commission including; 11 frigates, 5 corvettes, 8 fast attack craft, 5 m...
Marineflieger
The Marineflieger is the naval air arm of the German Navy.
During the First World War, naval aviators were part of the Kaiserliche Marine. Between the wars, naval aviation, the Seeflieger was abso...
Norddeutsche Bundesmarine
The Norddeutsche Bundesmarine (English: North German Federal Navy), was the Navy of the North German Confederation, formed out of the Prussian Navy in 1867. It was eventually succeeded by the Kaiserli...
Jens Matzen
Ingwer (Jens) Matzen (22 October 1914 in Morsum, district of Niebüll – 29 February 1980 in Flensburg) was a German naval officer and Schnellboot commander and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Ir...
Uniforms and insignia of the Kriegsmarine
The Kriegsmarine was the navy of Nazi Germany prior to and during World War II. Kriegsmarine uniform design followed that of the preexisting Reichsmarine, itself based on that of the 1st World War Kai...
German commando frogmen
Germany's postwar commando frogman force are called the Kampfschwimmer ("Combat Swimmers") or Verwendungsgruppe 3402 (Usage Group 3402). They are the only special-purpose force of the German Navy. The...
Admiral (Germany)
Admiral, short Adm, (en: Admiral) is the most senior flag officer rank rank in the German Navy. It is equivalent to General (Germany) in the German Army of German Air Force. In the Central Medical Ser...
Minentaucher
Minentaucher (Mine Clearance Divers) are particularly trained military divers of the German Navy. Their operational areas are:Mine Clearance Divers are highly qualified specialists, who are stationed ...
Corvette Captain
Corvette captain is a rank in many navies which theoretically corresponds to command of a corvette (small warship). The equivalent rank in the United Kingdom, Commonwealth and USA is lieutenant comman...
Captain Lieutenant
Captain lieutenant or captain-lieutenant is a military rank, used in a number of different navies worldwide. It is generally equivalent to the Commonwealth or US rank of lieutenant, and has the NATO r...
Seedienst Ostpreußen
The Seedienst Ostpreussen or Sea Service East Prussia was a ferry connection between the German provinces of Pomerania and, later, Schleswig-Holstein and the German exclave of East Prussia from 1920 t...
Volksmarine
The Volksmarine - VM (English: People's Navy), was the official designation of the naval forces of the German Democratic Republic (GDR). It was part of the National People's Army, established on 1 Mar...
Paul Brasack
Paul Brasack (9 May 1916 – 11 March 2013) was a Kapitänleutnant with the Kriegsmarine during World War II and commander of U-737. He was born in Stettin. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross ...
Unterleutnant zur See
Unterleutnant (NPA-original abbreviation Ultn.; en: translation "Under-lieutenant" or "sub-lieutenant") was an officer of the German Democratic Republic's army (e.g. the National People's Army from 19...
Counter Admiral
Counter admiral is a rank found in many navies of the world, but no longer used in English-speaking countries, where the equivalent rank is rear admiral. The term derives from the French contre-amira...
JadeWeserPort
JadeWeserPort ([jaːdə veːzɐ pɔɐ̯t]) is Germany's largest harbour project. It is supported by the states of Lower Saxony (50.1% stake) and Bremen (49.9% stake). This new container port is located at W...
Karl-Heinz Wiebe
Karl-Heinz Wiebe (10 April 1916 – 1 October 2012) was a German chief engineer on a U-boat in World War II and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kr...
Tirpitz Plan
The Tirpitz Plan, formulated by Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz, was Germany's pre-World War I strategic aim to build the second largest navy in the world after the United Kingdom, thereby advancing itself...
Siegfried Wuppermann
Siegfried Wuppermann (15 December 1916 – 15 April 2005) was a Kapitänleutnant with the Kriegsmarine during World War II and later served with the Bundesmarine. He was a recipient of the coveted Knight...
Marineamt
The Navy Office (German: Marineamt) was a higher command within the German Navy, founded in 1965 and disestablished in 2012. Its original responsibility was training, education and armaments plann...