Werner Sass

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 37b)

No ships sunk or damaged.

Born  16 Jan 1916 Okahandja, South-West Africa
Died  12 Feb 1945(29)Gulf of Finland

Kriegsmarine Crew photo


9 Oct 1937 Offiziersanwärter
28 Jun 1938 Seekadett
1 Apr 1939 Fähnrich zur See
1 Mar 1940 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 May 1940 Leutnant zur See
1 Apr 1942 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Jan 1945 Kapitänleutnant


U-boat Commands

U-676 4 Aug 1943 12 Feb 1945  (+)  2 patrols (77 days) 

Wrecks of U-676 and U-745 discovered

In late 2012 the Finnish diving team 'Badewanne' reported that, after 10 years of searching, they had found both U-676 and U-745 in the Gulf of Finland south of Hanko. Both boats went missing in early 1945 with all hands lost. The boats were apparently victims of the minefield Vantaa 3, laid by the Finnish minelayers Louhi and Routsinsalmi on 12 Jan 1945.

Patrol info for Werner Sass

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-676 24 Aug 1944  Kiel  25 Aug 1944  Danzig   2 days
2. U-676 1 Sep 1944  Danzig  1 Sep 1944  Gotenhafen   1 days
3. U-676 3 Sep 1944  Gotenhafen  25 Oct 1944  Danzig  Patrol 1,53 days
4. U-676 20 Jan 1945  Danzig  12 Feb 1945  Sunk  Patrol 2,24 days
2 patrols, 77 days at sea

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

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