Oberleutnant zur See
Oberleutnant zur See (OLt zS or OLZS in the German Navy, Oblt.z.S. in the Kriegsmarine) is traditionally the highest rank of Lieutenant 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
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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)
Equivalent in other countries
- K.u.k. Navy – Fregattenleutnant
- 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)
- "Bundeswehr Dienstgrade in der Marine". www.bundeswehr-dienstgrade.de. Retrieved 22 March 2018.