Ordre de bataille Norwegen 9. April 1940
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Fleet commander : Vice admiral Lutjens
Commander of Marinegruppekommando vest, Wilhelmshaven:
Admiral Saalwachter.
Commander of Marinegruppekommando ost, Kiel: Admiral Carls.


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Vessels
Commander
Deplacement (Tons)
Speed (Knots)
Crew
Reserve:
Battleship Gneisenau
Viseadmiral Lutjens
31 300
32
1800
Reserve:
Battleship Scharnhorst
Captain
Kurt Caesar Hoffmann
31 300
32
1800
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Group1 (Narvik)
(All destroyers)
Captain Bonte
     
Wilhelm Heidkamp
Lieutenant Commander
Erdmenger
2411
38
313
Bernd von Arnim
Lieutenant Commander Rechell
2270
38
315
Georg Thiele
Lieutenant Commander
Wolff
2232
38,2
313
Anton Schmidt
Lieutenant Commander Boehme
2411
38
315
Dieter von Roeder
Lieutenant Commander Holtorf
2411
38
313
Hans Ludemann
Lieutenant Commander Friedrichts
2411
38
313
Erich Koellner
Commander Schultze- Hinrichts
2270
38
315
Erich Giese
Lieutenant Commander
Smidt
2270
38
315
Wolfgang Zenker
Commander
Poenitz
2270
38
315
Hermann Kunne
Lieutenant Commander Kohte
2411
38
313
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Group 2 (Trondheim)
Captain Heye
     
Heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper
Captain Heye
12 200
32,5
1600
Destroyer Friedrich Eckholdt
Commander
Schemmel
2239
38
315
Destroyer
Bruno Heinemann
Lieutenant Commander Alberts
2171
38
315
Destroyer Theodor Riedel
Lieutenant Commander Boehmig
2171
38
315
Destroyer Paul Jacobi
Lieutenant Commander Schlieper
2171
38
315
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Group 3 (Bergen)
Rear Admiral Schmundt
     
Light cruiser Koeln
Captain Kratzenberg
6200
32 
820
Light cruiser Koenigsberg
Captain Ruhfuss
6200
32
820
Artilleryship Bremse
 
1460
27
192
Torpedoboat Leopard
 
933
33
129
Torpedoboat Wolf
 
933
33
129
1.S-boatflotilla 
(5 motor torpedoboats)
Leutnant Birnbacher
50-60
37
21
Aux. ship Karl Peters
 
3600
26
225
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Group 4 (Kristiansand and Arendal)
Captain Rieve
     
Light cruiser Karlsruhe
Captain Rieve
6200
32
850
Torpedoboat Greif
Lieutenant Commander Henne
924
33
122
Torpedoboat Luchs
Leutnant Kassbaum
933
33
129
Torpedoboat Seeadler
 
924
33
122
2. Seebootflotille (7 motor torpedoboat) 
Lieutenant Commander Petersen
50-60
37
21
Supplyship Tsingtau
Captain Hartmann
1980 
17,5
397
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Group 5 (Oslo)
Rear Admiral Kummetz
     
Heavy cruiser Blucher
Captain Woldag
12 200
32,5
1600
Heavy cruiser Lutzow
Captain Thiele
11 700
26
1150
Light cruiser Emden
Captain Lange
5600
29
630
Torpedoboat
Moewe
 
924
32
122
Torpedoboat
Albatross
 
924
33
122
Torpedoboat
Kondor
 
924
33
122
1.R-Boat flotilla
(8 boats)
Lieutenant Commander
Forstmann
150
21
18
Whaleboat
"Rau 7" and 
"Rau 8"
       
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Group 6 (Egersund)
Lieutenant Commander
Thoma
     
2. Minesweeper flotilla; M9, M1, M2 and M13
Lieutenant Commander
Thoma
707
18,3
104
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The different attack groups had the following ground forces on board:

Group 1 (Narvik):
Gebirgsjaeger regiment 139. "Voraufstaffel" of the 3. gebirgs division, and navy coast artillery- and communication personell                                                                                  a total of    2000 men

Group 2 (Trondheim):
Two battalions of the gebirgsjaeger regiment 138 and a company of pioneer battalion 83 of the 3. gebirgs division, and navy coast artillery-, air and communication personell,                                                   a total of    1700 men

Group 3 (Bergen):
69.th Division's staff, two battalions of the 159. infantery regiment, two companies of the 169. pioneer battalion and two coastal artillery companies.                                                                       a total of    1900 men

Group 4 (Kristiansand and Arendal):
1. batallion and 9. company of the 310 infantery regiment of the 163's staff + misc personell and artillery crew                                                                                     a total of     1100 men

Group 5 (Oslo):
Parts of armeegroup XXI and the 163's staff, two batallions of the 307 IR, a batallion of gebirgsjaeger regt 138, navy, airforce, coastartillery and misc. personell                                                                            a total of     2000 men

Group 6 (Egersund):
Misc. personell from 169 infantery regiment                                                                              a total of       150 men

                                                                              All in all          8 850 men

By Kurt Monsen Copyrights 1999
Source: Weyers flottentaschenbuch 1953
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