by Gareth Collins

Formed before the war and based in Kiel. The A.V.K.S. was subordinate to the Inspektion der Marineartillerie (A.J.) with the Inspekteur acting as Präses. In August 1943 the A.V.K.S. merged with the A.V.K. Flak and became the Artillerieversuchskommando der Kriegsmarine (A.V.K.).

Kommandeur

Kapitän zur See Eberhard von Goetze (29 Oct 1938-30 Apr 1940)
vacant (30 Apr 1940-01 Oct 1940)
Kapitän zur See Eberhard von Goetze (01 Oct 1940-31 Mar 1941)
Kapitän zur See Oscar Mathies (01 Apr 1941-00 Aug 1943)

Sources used

Research by Gareth Collins
Erich Gröner - Die Schiffe der deutschen Kriegsmarine und ihr Verbleib 1939-1945, J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, München (1976)
Hans H. Hildebrand - Die organisatorische Entwicklung der Marine nebst Stellenbesetzung 1848 bis 1945, Biblio-Verlag, Osnabrück (2000)
Hans H. Hildebrand & Ernest Henriot – Deutschlands Admirale 1849-1945, Biblio Verlag, Osnabrück (1989)
Hans H. Hildebrand, Albert Röhr & Hans-Otto Steinmetz – Die Deutschen Kriegsschiffe, Koehlers Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, Hamburg (1980)
Walter Lohmann & Hans H. Hildebrand – Die Deutsche Kriegsmarine, Verlag Hans-Henning Podzun, Bad Nauheim (1956)

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