Who was the oldest commander?The oldest Commander was Fregattenkapitän Wilhelm Kiesewetter . He took over the command of UC 1 on 20 November, 1940. He was at that time 62 years old! That was a former Norwegian boat and only used in training units.
In WWI Wilhelm Kiesewetter was Commander of
The usual limit for combat-commanders was 40 years.
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