Oberleutnant zur See
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|Oberleutnant zur See|
|Service branch||German Navy|
|NATO rank code||OF-1|
|Next higher rank||Kapitänleutnant|
|Next lower rank||Leutnant zur See|
The rank was introduced in the Imperial German Navy by renaming the former rank of Premier Lieutenant in 1890. Within the navy officers of this rank were simply addressed as Herr Oberleutnant. To distinguish naval officers from those of the army, the suffix zur See (at sea) was added in official communications, sometimes shortened to z.S. (Oblt.z.S.). The rank has since been used by the Reichsmarine, Kriegsmarine, and Bundesmarine. In the Volksmarine the rank was originally used in the same way until the suffix zur See was dropped. In the Kriegsmarine engineers (Ingenieur – Ing.) of the same rank were distinguished as Oberleutnant (Ing.).
Leutnant zur See
(German officer rank)
- "Bundeswehr Dienstgrade in der Marine". www.bundeswehr-dienstgrade.de. Retrieved 22 March 2018.