Sea Battalion (Germany)

Summary

Sea Battalion
Seebataillon
Wappen SeeBtl.svg
Coat of arms of the German Naval Force Protection Battalion
Active2014–present
Country Germany
Branch Germany Navy
TypeNaval infantry
Size~1,100
Part ofCOA EF1.svg Einsatzflottille 1
Garrison/HQWappenEckernfoerde.svg Eckernförde
Nickname(s)"Multitool der Marine" (Multitool of the Navy)[1]
Motto(s)"Vom Land zum Meer – Vom Meer zum Land" (From land to sea - from sea to land)[1]
Commanders
Current
commander
Fregattenkapitän Norman Bronsch
Insignia
Beret badgeBW Barettabzeichen Seebatallion.png

The Sea Battalion (German: Seebataillon) is a land formation of the German Navy. It was formed in Eckernförde on 1 April 2014, succeeding the Naval Protection Force and the Naval Force Protection Battalion, against a background of rapidly escalating tensions in Eastern Europe centering around Ukraine.

Structure

The Sea Battalion is made up of around 1,100 sailors and structured into four companies plus support elements. Every company, led by a lieutenant commander (Korvettenkapitän, OF-3), is specialized in specific field of force protection.

  • Seebataillon[2]
    • HQ
      • S1
      • S2
      • S3
      • S4
      • S6
      • medical support group
    • coastal defence company (Küsteneinsatzkompanie)
      • 1st platoon
      • 2nd platoon
      • 3rd platoon
      • 4th platoon
      • 5th platoon (inactive)
    • boarding company (Bordeinsatzkompanie)
      • 1st platoon
      • 2nd platoon
      • 3rd platoon
      • 4th platoon
    • mine clearance diving company (Minentaucherkompanie)
      • diver platoon (for seabased operations, e.g. aboard minesweepers)
      • mobile platoon
      • EOD platoon
    • reconnaissance company (Aufklärungskompanie)
    • support company (Unterstützungskompanie)
      • technical support
      • logistical support
    • training centre
    • beach master platoon (planned)

References

  1. ^ a b Presse- und Informationszentrum Marine (1 April 2014). "The multitool of the navy". marine.de. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  2. ^ Seebtl, Mueller (8 August 2014). "Das Seebataillon – Multitool der Deutschen Marine" (in German). Retrieved 15 November 2021.

External links

  • Das Seebatallion (in German)