by Gareth Collins

In July 1940 the Führer der Vorpostenboote West was removed from the area of Command of the Befehlshaber der Sicherung der Nordsee and moved to France. A new position was formed in the Command area of the Befehlshaber der Sicherung der Nordsee, the Führer der Vorpostenboote Nord. The Staff of the Befehlshaber der Sicherung der Nordsee was simultaneously used as the Staff of the Führer der Vorpostenboote Nord with a Standing Representative to oversee the Vorpostenboote Flotillas in the North Sea.
With the formation of the 5. Sicherungsdivision in March 1942, the position of Führer der Vorpostenboote Nord was dissolved.

Führer

Fregattenkapitän der Reserve Hans Fuchs (00 Jul 1940-00 Mar 1942)

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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