Volksmarine – East German Navy

The Volksmarine – VM (German pronunciation: [ˈfɔlksmaˌʁiːne]; English: People’s Navy), was the official designation of the naval forces of the German Democratic Republic (GDR). It was part of the National People’s Army, established on 1 March 1956.

Insignia of the Volksmarine.



German Military History with a focus on World War II History including other areas of German History