The Marine-Schützen-Korps, or MSK for short, is the naval infantry corps of the Imperial Navy, which has multiple missions, from protecting ships and shore installations of the Imperial Navy to security of ambassadorial missions abroad (the security of embassies abroad is taken care of by the Imperatorengarde) and forming landing parties and amphibious invasions of enemy lands. A total of around 25,000 officers and men serve with the MSK.
Generally, the MSK uses the Equipment of the Imperial Army in infantry-combat, including the Karabiner Modell 1899 and the Patrone Modell 1900. Women are only accepted into the MSK as nurses, field medics and office clerks, but not as frontline troopers.
Structure in 1930
Ausbildungsregiment MSK (training regiment)
MSK-Bataillon zbV (special detachment for security of ambassadorial missions abroad)
Schiffszüge (platoons of the MSK stationed on ships, usually manning light AA-guns)
Logistikzentrum MSK (logistics)
Transportflotte (transport fleet, only short-range vessels - hospital and troop ships are under the fleet's authority)
MSK-Medizinzentrum (medical headquarters of the MSK)