World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Oberleutnant zur See

 

Oberleutnant zur See

Oberleutnant zur See
shoulder board / cuff title / mounting loop
Rank insignia German officer rank
Introduction 1898
Rank group Commissioned officers
Navy Oberleutnant zur See
Army / Air Force Oberleutnant
NATO
equivalent
OF-1a
Army First lieutenant
Navy *Lieutenant Junior Grade *Sub-Lieutenant

Oberleutnant zur See (OLt zS or OLZS[1] in the German Navy, Oblt.z.S. in the Kriegsmarine) is traditionally the first and highest Lieutenant grade in the German Navy. It is grouped as OF-1a in NATO, equivalent to a Lieutenant Junior Grade in the United States Navy, and a Sub-Lieutenant in the British Royal Navy

The rank was introduced in the Imperial German Navy by renaming the former rank of Premier Lieutenant in 1890. In navy context officers of this rank were simply addressed as Herr Oberleutnant. To distinguish naval officers from officers of the army, the suffix zur See (at sea) was added in official communication, sometimes shortened to z.S. or Oblt.z.S. The rank has since been used by the Reichsmarine, the Kriegsmarine, and the German Navy. 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 would be Oberleutnant (Ing.).

See also:

Equivalent in other countries

  • K.u.k. NavyFregattenleutnant
  • - Vaandrig-ter-zee/Enseigne de vaisseau
  • - Sub-Lieutenant
  • - Poručnik fregate
  • - Premierløjtnant
  • - Enseigne de vaisseau de 1re classe
  • - Ανθυποπλοίαρχος
  • - 2. Stýrimaður
  • - sottotenente di vascello
  • - Luitenant ter zee der 2de klasse
  • - Løytnant
  • - Porucznik marynarki
  • - Segundo-tenente
  • - Locotenent
  • - Поручник фрегат
  • - Poročnik fregate
  • - Alférez de Navío
  • - Üsteğmen
  • - Sub Lieutenant (here: OF-1a and OF-1b)
  • - Lieutenant (junior grade)

References

  1. ^ http://www.bundeswehr-dienstgrade.de/marine/
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.