Re: Form of address for u-boat captain
Posted by: theresap ()
Date: May 10, 2012 02:53PM

"herr"=male honorific, similar to "mister"
followed by commander's naval rank; in the case of "das boot," the commander's rank was kapitanleutnant, abbreviated "kaleun", so he was addressed as "herr kaleun", pronounced as "ka-LOIN"



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