Chief Engineer

The chief engineer, ”The Chief”, was responsible for all technical equipment related to machinery and auxiliary machinery with regard to its operation and maintenance.

The chief was often the oldest man aboard and with the longest submarine experience. The commanding officer did consult the chief to get the most out of the boat in order to fulfill the tactical requirements.

Submarine U3 The chief during a trials run.
U3 The chief during a trials run. Photo U3 archives.