Werner von Schmidt

Korvettenkapitän (Crew 26)


Successes
1 ship sunk, total tonnage 4,284 GRT
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 7,093 GRT

Born  17 Apr 1906 Görlitz
Died  2 Aug 1978(72)


Ranks

1 Apr 1926 Offiziersanwärter
1 Apr 1928 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jun 1930 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Oct 1930 Leutnant zur See
1 Jul 1932 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Apr 1936 Kapitänleutnant
1 Apr 1941 Korvettenkapitän

Decorations

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-9 30 Sep 1935 1 Oct 1937   No war patrols 
U-12 30 Sep 1935 1 Oct 1937   No war patrols 
U-15 30 Sep 1935 1 Oct 1937   No war patrols 
U-25 3 Jan 1938 12 Dec 1938   No war patrols 
U-40 11 Feb 1939 20 Sep 1939   1 patrol (31 days) 
U-116 26 Jul 1941 10 Sep 1942   3 patrols (94 days) 

Patrol info for Werner von Schmidt


 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-40 19 Aug 1939  Wilhelmshaven  18 Sep 1939  Wilhelmshaven  Patrol 1,31 days
2. U-116 4 Apr 1942  Kiel  5 Apr 1942  Helgoland   2 days
3. U-116 11 Apr 1942  Helgoland  15 Apr 1942  Bergen   5 days
4. U-116 25 Apr 1942  Bergen  5 May 1942  Lorient  Patrol 2,11 days
5. U-116 16 May 1942  Lorient  9 Jun 1942  Lorient  Patrol 3,25 days
6. U-116 27 Jun 1942  Lorient  23 Aug 1942  Lorient  Patrol 4,58 days
4 patrols, 125 days at sea

Ships hit by Werner von Schmidt

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
12 Jul 1942U-116 Cortona (d.)7,093brOS-33
12 Jul 1942U-116 Shaftesbury4,284brOS-33
 11,377

1 ship sunk (4,284 tons) and 1 ship damaged (7,093 tons).

Legend
We have a picture of this vessel.
(d.) means the ship was damaged.


About ranks and decorations
Ranks shown in italics are our database inserts based on the rank dates of his crew comrades. The officers of each crew would normally have progressed through the lower ranks at the same rate.

Media links


German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

Listing of all U-boat commanders