How were the U-boat commanders trained?There were some different ways to become an U-boat commander. Here should be shown the most usual way in the first years of war. Pay attention, the following shows the normal way, there were a lot of deviations depending from some different facts, like the up-to-now-career of the officers and the phase of war.
|Ua-Lehrgang||U-Boat basic course||8 - 12 weeks||1. ULD|
Neustadt/ later Pillau
|UTO-Lehrgang||U-Boat torpedo course||4 - 8 weeks||Torpedoschule|
|UWO-Lehrgang||U-Boat radio course||4 weeks||Marine-Nachrichtenschule|
|UWO-Lehrgang||U-Boat artillery course
later anti aircraft course
Kiel-Wik/ later Sassnitz
|II WO or I WO||U-Boat watch officer||3 - 18 months||frontboat|
|Commander course||4 - 8 weeks||24. U-Flottille |
Danzig/ later Memel
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