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Artillery units
Group 8
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Next area is Territorialabschnitt Tromsö, CO: Gen.lt Brabänder, I.D 270. HQ: Storsteinnes. Naval CO: Seekommandant Tromsö, Kpt.z.See Krüger, army: Artillriekommandeur Tromsö, HKAR 972, Oberst Demuth. HQ: Tromsö.
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ARTILLERIEGRUPPE SENJA

Art.gr.Senja, HKAA II/ 972
CO: Hauptmann Eggers, HQ: Finnnes

HKB 19/ 972 Brensholmen ( 551 )
Equipped with 4 x 10,5 cm K331(f), range 12 000 m. Ready in June 41.

HKB 20/ 972 Ansnes (1/ 444 )
Equipped with 4 x 10,5 cm K332(f), range 12 000 m. Formed in Hamburg Apr 42, ready in June 42.

HKB 21/ 972 Rödberghamn ( 552 )
Equipped with 4 x 10,5 cm K331(f), range 12 000 m. Ready in June 41.

HKB 23/ 972 Grunnreisa ( 876 )
Equipped with 4 x 15,5 cm sFH414(f) guns, range 11 000 m. Ready in June 41.

HKB 2/ 480 Austein
Equipped with 4 x 10,5 cm K331(f), range 12 000 m. Ready late 44.

MKB 4/ 512 Varden
Never ready. Planned with 3 x 15 cm Uto C/16 L/45 guns.
 
 

ARTILLERIEGRUPPE BALSFJORD

Art.gr.Balsfjord, HKAA IV/ 971
CO: Hauptmann Hebsaker, HQ: Nordberg

HKB 16/ 972 Henrikvik (2/ 444 )
Equipped with 4 x 10,5 cm K332(f), range 12 000 m. Formed in Hamburg in Apr 42, ready in June 42.

HKB 17/ 972 Tomasjordnes ( 582 )
Equipped with 3 x 21 cm Mrs 18, range 16 000 m. Ready in June 41.

HKB 18/ 972 Nordberg ( 581 )
Equipped with 3 x 21 cm Mrs 18 heavy motrars, range 16 000 m. Ready in June 41.

HKB 37/ 971 Ersfjord
Equipped with 4 x 15,5 cm sFH414(f), range 11 000 . Ready in Feb 45.

MKB 1/ 512 Tromsö
Equipped with 4 x 10,5 cm SKL/45 C/06 guns, range 14 000 m. Ready in Nov 40.

HKB 999 (independent battery)
Equipped with 4 x 7,5 cm L/17(n). Deployed from Kirkenes (Höybuktmoen) spring 45. This could have been a penal unit; several coastal defence sites actually used convicted German soldiers for certain duties.
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ARTILLERIEGRUPPE TROMSÖ

Art.gr.Tromsö
CO: Maj. Schwirzer, HQ: Vaagsnes

HKB 8/ 972 Vaagsnes ( 595 )
Equipped with 4 x 15,5 cm sFH414(f) guns, range 11 000 m. Ready in June 41.

HKB 18/ 971 Hansneset
Equipped with 4 x 10,5 cm K331(f) guns, range 12 000 m. Ready in Nov 44.

MKB 2/ 512 Grötsund
Equipped with 4 x 10,5 cm SKC/32. Originally manned by the Army w/ 3 x 9,4 cm Wickers flak(e). Ready in Apr 41.

MAA 710 /Tromsø
Was a ”Schwimmende Flakbatterie”, named ”NYMPHE” (Ex-Norwegian ”Tordenskjold”)
This is a fixed, static ship, armed for AA duties. It was in position in February 1941.
Weapons: 6 x 10,5 cm L/45 guns, 2 x. 4,0 cm guns, 14 x. 2,0 cm guns + several LMG´s.
Crew 250 men
 
 

ARTILLERIEGRUPPE  ULLSFJORD

Art.gr.Ullsfjord, MAA 512
Formed in Oct 40. CO: Korv.Kpt Schultz, HQ: Karlsöy

HKB 6/ 972 Russelv (3/ 442 )
Equipped with 6 x 14,5 cm K405(f) guns, range 18 000 m. Formed in Landsberg March 42, ready in Apr 42.

HKB 7/ 972 Lattervik ( 559 )
Equipped with 4 x 10,5 cm K331(f), range 12 000 m. Ready in June 41.

HKB 8/ 971 Langsund
Equipped with 4 x 10,5 cm K332(f) guns, range 16 000 m. Ready in Nov 44.

HKB 35/ 971 Vandsund
Equipped with 4 x 15,5 cm K416(f), range 17 000 m. Ready in Nov 44.

HKB 3/ 480 Lenangen
Equipped with 6 x 14,5 cm K405(f), range 18 000 m. Ready in Dec 44.

HKB 5/ 480 Nordeidet
Equipped with 6 x 14,5 cm K405(f), range 18 000 m. Ready in Dec 44.

MKB 5/ 512 Karlsöy
Equipped with 4 x 15 cm SKC/28 guns, twin mounted, range 22 000 m. Ready in Jan 45.
 
 

ARTILLERIEGRUPPE VARTÖ

Art.gr.Vartö, HKAA 448
CO: Maj. Uschmann, HQ: Seljevik

HKB 1/ 972 Lyngen
Equipped with 6 x 14,5 cm K405(f), range 18 000 m. Ready in Dec 44.

HKB 4/ 972 Langli ( 874 )
Equipped with 4 x 15,5 cm sFH414(f) guns, range 11 000 m. Ready in June 41.

HKB 5/ 972 Aaröyholmen (4/ 444 )
Equipped with 4 x 10,5 cm K331(f) guns, range 12 000 m. Originally planned at Skagen, but moved to Aarhöyholmen after request from I.D 270. Ready in June 42.
 

HKB 4/ 971 Seljevik (Varö)
Equipped with 4 x 15,5 cm sFH 41(f) guns, range 11 000 m. Ready in Nov 44.

HKB 31/ 971 Rottenvik
Equipped with 4 x 15,5 cm K418(f) guns, range 18 500 m. Ready in Jan 45.
 
 

ARTILLERIEGRUPPE NORDREISA

Art.gr.Nordreisa, HKAA 1/ 972
CO: Maj. Böttner, HQ: Skjervöy

HKB 2/ 972 Skjervöy ( 896 )
Equipped with 4 x 10,5 cm K331(f) guns, range 12 000 m. Ready in June 41, redeployed in April 45.

HKB 2/ 972 Falvik ( 886 )
Equipped with 4 x 15,5 cm K418(f) guns, range 19 000 m. Ready in June 41, redeployed 1/5-45.

HKB 33/ 971 Kaagsund
Equipped with 6 x 14,5 cm K405(f), range 18 000 m. Ready in Jan 45, redeployed 30/4-45.
 
 

Next area belonged to Seekommandant Hammerfest and Artilleriekommandeur Hammerfest, HKAR 971.
 
 

ARTILLERIEGRUPPE ÖKSFJORD

Art.gr.Öksfjord, HKAA III/ 971
Formed in Hamm in March 41, originally designed HKAA 484.
 

HKB 32/ 971 Öksfjord ( 880 )
Equipped with 4 x 15,5 cm K418(f), range 19 000 m. Ready in June 41. Evacuated to Jusholmen in December 44.

HKB 33/ 971 Gammelvär (2/ 442 )
Equipped with 5 x 14,5 cm K405(f), range 19 000 m. Formed in Landsberg in March 42, ready in Aug 42. Evacuated to Skjervöy Dec 44.
 

HKB 34/ 971 Hasvik (4/ 441 )
Equipped with 6 x 15,5 cm K425(f), range 14 000 m. Formed in Stuttgart in march 42, ready in Apr 42. Evacuated to Aaknes Dec 44.

HKB 35/ 971 Loppa ( 553 )
Equipped with 4 x 15,5 cm K416(f), range 17 000 m. Ready in Jan 42, evacuated to Karlsöy Dec 44.
 
 

ARTILLERIEGRUPPE ALTA

Art.gr.Alta, MAA 514.
Formed in March 42.

HKB 36/ 971 Storeng ( 872 )
Equipped with 4 x 15,5 cm sFH414(f) guns, range 11 000 m. Ready in June 41, evacuated to Ramberg Jan 45.

HKB 37/ 971 Nordströmmen ( 871 )
Equipped with 4 x 15,5 cm sFH414(f) guns, range 11 000 m. Ready in July 41, evacuated to Ersfjord Jan 45.
 

MKB 3/ 514 Store Korsnes I (HKB 31/ 971 - 879 )
Equipped with 4 x 15,5 cm K418(f) guns, range 17 000 m. Ready in July 41, evacuated in 44.

MKB 4/ 514 Alta
Equipped with 3 x 13 cm L/55(r), range 16 000 m. Ready in Apr 41, evacuated to Rishaugen Dec 44.

MKB 6/ 514 Store-Korsnes II
Equipped with 4 x 15 cm SKC/28 guns, twin mounted, range 23 000 m. Ready in Apr 41, evacuated to Karlsöy Dec 44.

MKB 7/ 514 Voldstrand
Equipped with 4 x 10,5 cm SKC/31, range 14 000 m. Ready in Feb 44, redesigned MKB 7/503 and redeployed to South Norway in Apr 45.

HKB 38/ 971 Rakkenes (870)
Equipped with 4 x 15,5 cm sFH414(f) guns, range 11 000 m. Ready in July 44, redeployed Sept 43.
 
 

ARTILLERIEGRUPPE HAMMERFEST





Art.gr.Hammerfest, HKAA II/ 971
Formed in Feb 43

HKB 3/ 971 Stallogargo ( 560 )
Equipped with 4 x 10,5 cm K331(f), range 12 000 m. Ready in July 41, evacuated in Dec 44.

HKB 16/ 971 Revsneset ( 933 )
Equipped with 6 x 15,5 cm K425(f), range 14 000 m. Ready in Jan 41, redeployed in Apr 43.

HKB 17/ 971 Kvalsund ( 594 )
Equipped with 4 x 15,5 cm sFH414(f), range 11 000 m. Ready in July 41, evacuated in Dec 44.

HKB 18/ 971 Melköen ( 550 )
Equipped with 4 x 10,5 cm K331(f), range 12 000 m. Ready in July 41, evacuated in Dec 44.

HKB 19/ 971 Skippernes ( 549 )
Equipped with 4 x 10,5 cm K331(f), range 12 000 m. Ready in July 41, evacuated in Dec 44.

MKB 1/ 514 Hammerfest
Equipped with 3 x 13 cm L55 (r), range 12 000 m. Ready in may 41, evacuated in Dec 44.

MKB 5/ 514 Fuglenes (Rosmaalen)
Equipped with 4 x 10 cm L/40 M I, range 10 000 m. Guns came from Norwegian vessel ”Fröya”.Ready in Aug 43, evacuated in Jan 45.
 
 

ARTILLERIEGRUPPE KISTRAND

Art.gr.Kistrand, HKAA 1/971
Formed in Güstrow in Jan 41, originally designed HKAA 479.

HKB 4/971 Bratholmen (868)
Equipped with 4 x 15,5 cm sFH414(f), range 11 000 m. Ready in July 41, evacuated Dec 44.

HKB 5/971 Börselvnes (873)
Equipped with 4 x 15,5 cm sFH414(f), range 11 000 m. Ready in July 41, evacuated Nov 44.

HKB 5/971 Kistrand (930)
Equipped with 4 x 15,5 cm sFH414(f), range 11 000 m. Ready in Oct 40, evacuated Dec 44.

HKB 7/971 Billefjord (8/751)
Equipped with 4 x 10,5 cm K331(f), range 12 000 m. Ready in May 43, evacuated Dec 44.

HKB 31/971 Porsanger (MKB 3/514)
Equipped with 3 x 13 cm L/55(r), range 16 000 m. Ready in May 41, evacuated Dec 44.
 
 

ARTILLERIEGRUPPE NORDKAPP

Art.gr.Nordkapp, HKAA IV/971
Formed in April 44.

HKB 1/ 971 Svaerholtklubben (4/ 448 )
Equipped with 6 x K405(f), range 19 000 m. Ready in May 41, evacuated in Nov 44.

HKB 2/ 971 Honningsvaag ( 897 )
Equipped with 4 x 10,5 cm K331(f), range 12 000 m. Ready in July 41, evacuated in Nov 44.

HKB 8/ 971 Nordmannset (16/ 973 )
Equipped with 4 x 10,5 cm K332(f), range 16 000 m. Ready in Sept 41, evacuated in Nov 44.

MKB 2/ 514 Nordkapp
Equipped with 4 x 17 cm SKL/40 guns, range 20 000 m. Formed in Dec 42 as a part of ”Nordverstärkung”. Evacuated in Dec 44.

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