by Gareth Collins

Formed in Kiel in August 1939 and subordinate to the Kommandant der Befestigungen westliche Ostsee, then Küstenbefehlshaber westliche Ostsee. On 05 October 1939 Gruppe A was dissolved, the remaining sections of the Flotilla were renamed 1. HS-Gruppe in November 1939. After that in May 1940 they were renamed Minensuchgruppe der Sperrflottille des Sperrkommandanten Kiel.

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Kapitänleutnant der Reserve George Schulze (00 Aug 1939-00 Oct 1939)

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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