Seenotkommando 16

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Seenotkommando 16

Formation and History. (May 42 - Aug 44)

Formed May 1942 at Tripoli/Libya by renaming Seenotbezirksstelle Tripolis. Subordinated to Seenotbereichskdo. X (Siracusa/E Sicily, later Italy). Directed sea rescue operations along the coast of Tripolitania centered on Tripoli. Moved to Italy in early 1943 and by summer it was stationed at Orbetello/140 km NW of Rome. There is evidence that Seenotkdo. 16 may have either been destroyed in spring 1943 or surrendered in Tunisia in May and then immediately reestablished (at Orbetello?) using new personnel. Transferred to Piombino/120 km NW of Orbetello in early 1944. Ordered disbanded 19 August 1944.[1]

FpN: (L 34663, L 53085)

Leiter:(not found)

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  1. AFHRA Maxwell: decimal K113 Karlsruhe Collection, unpublished manuscript “Geschichte d. Seenotdienst 1939-45”; PRO London: AIR 40 Air Ministry intelligence documents, A.I.3.(E) intelligence study “Organisation of the Air/Sea Rescue Service in the G.A.F.” dated 31.1.1944 with later supplements; PRO London: AIR 40 Air Ministry intelligence documents; D.Jung/B.Wenzel/A.Abendroth-Die Schiffe und Boote der deutschen Seeflieger 1912-1976:193; F.Kurowski-Seekrieg aus der Luft: Die deutsche Seeluftwaffe im Zweiten Weltkrieg:177; J-L.Roba/C.Crãciunoiu-Seaplanes Over the Black Sea: German-Romanian Operations 1941-1944; N.Kannapin-Feldpostübersicht.

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