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On April 1,1958 a Navy-Sapper-Bataillon was installed at Wilhelmshaven-Navalbase. This Bataillon was renamed to "SEEBATAILLON" in 1959. It was never planned, to use this unit as a special unit like the "Marines" in US or GB. Allways a Sapper-Unit!
July 1, 1961 the "SEEBATAILLON" was relocated to Borkum Navalstation.
Dec.31, 1964 the "SEEBATAILLON" was demobilized.
Dec.16,1989 there was a new! SEEBATAILLON temporarily installed as an experiment limited up to Sep.30, 1990.
Actually there is no "SEEBATAILLON" in the German Navy.
The "SEEBATAILLON"-Units up to 1918 are landunits of navy origin used as infantery-soldiers. The "SEEBATAILON"-Unit of 1958 and 1989 are navyunits used as sapper-units.