Marineamt (English: Naval Office) is the German name of a former higher command within the German Navy. It must not be mistaken for the former Reichsmarineamt, the Department of the Navy of the Imperial German Navy prior to World War I.
The Marineamt was founded in 1965. Its original responsibility was training, education and armaments planning for the German Navy. It was situated at Wilhelmshaven until it was relocated to Rostock after German reunification in 1990. In 2001 it was merged with the former Navy Support Command. Since then its responsibilities also included naval logistics.
The Marineamt was commanded by a Rear Admiral directly subordinate to the Chief of the Naval Staff in the Ministry of Defence. It was the superior command for all naval schools and bases as well as of some research and development institutions.
In 2012, the Marineamt was combined with the Naval Staff in the Ministry of Defence in Bonn and Fleet Command in Glücksburg to form Navy Command (Marinekommando - MarKdo) located in Rostock.
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