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How does the crew address the chief in the movie Das Boot? [closed]

So we have seen how the crew addresses the Captain in this question; but how about the Chief? At about 3:03:00, Lt. Werner asks the Chief, Kommen wir je wieder hoch, LI? and calls him something ...
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How does the crew address the captain in “Das Boot”?

In the movie Das Boot, the crew address the captain with a word I don't understand. I think it may be "Kaleun", which I assume is short for "Kapitan Leutnant". Am I right? Is that a real word?
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Is “dümpeln” also used and understood in southern German speaking regions?

I learned that "dümpeln" or "dahindümpeln" comes from low German "dümpelen" where in the sailors language it means that a boat is bobbing around not moving forward. Today it may also be used when work ...