Werner Schwaff

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 36)


Successes
1 ship sunk, total tonnage 5,234 GRT

Born  3 Mar 1915 Peking, China
Died  31 May 1943(28)Cape Ortegal


Fähnrich Werner Schwaff

Ranks

3 Apr 1936 Offiziersanwärter
10 Sep 1936 Seekadett
1 May 1937 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jul 1938 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Oct 1938 Leutnant zur See
1 Oct 1940 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Jun 1943 Kapitänleutnant (posthumous)

Decorations

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-2 16 May 1942 19 Nov 1942   No war patrols 
U-333 22 Nov 1942 17 May 1943   2 patrols (91 days) 
U-440 20 May 1943 31 May 1943  (+)  1 patrol (6 days) 

Crew of 1936

Werner Schwaff was one of the Kriegsmarine's famous Olympia Crew. This Crew chose the Olympic rings as their symbol (the 1936 Olympic games were held in Berlin). It was the largest Crew, and produced more U-boat commanders than any other – of the 164 who 'graduated', 140 took command during the war.

Patrol info for Werner Schwaff


 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-333 20 Dec 1942  La Pallice  5 Feb 1943  La Pallice  Patrol 1,48 days
2. U-333 2 Mar 1943  La Pallice  13 Apr 1943  La Pallice  Patrol 2,43 days
3. U-440 26 May 1943  St. Nazaire  31 May 1943  Sunk  Patrol 3,6 days
3 patrols, 97 days at sea

Ships hit by Werner Schwaff

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
19 Mar 1943U-333 Carras5,234grSC-122
 5,234

1 ship sunk (5,234 tons).

Legend
We have a picture of this vessel.


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