U-boat Emblems

The Emblems

The Olympic Rings - Crew 36

The Olympic rings emblem is probably the most unusual and surprising to find on a WWII U-boat. Yet there it was - but why?

1936 was the year of the Berlin Olympics, and naval officers who joined the Kriegsmarine that year chose the rings as their emblem.

Keywords: Olympic rings

23 U-boats displayed this emblem
U-3, U-20, U-23, U-59, U-203, U-227, U-314, U-344, U-387, U-394, U-407, U-426, U-440, U-467, U-505, U-534, U-546, U-555, U-643, U-710, U-760, U-869 and U-1230.

Click on the boat's number to see if there were other emblems.

U-boat Emblems