Kurt Ruwiedel

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 36)

No ships sunk or damaged.

Born  18 Sep 1917 Ehringhausen
Died  3 Jan 1943(25)south-west of Iceland

Kriegsmarine crew book photo


3 Apr 1936 Offiziersanwärter
10 Sep 1936 Seekadett
1 May 1937 Fähnrich zur See
1 Oct 1938 Leutnant zur See
1 Oct 1940 Oberleutnant zur See


U-boat Commands

U-10 10 Jun 1941 29 Nov 1941   No war patrols 
U-337 6 May 1942 3 Jan 1943  (+)  1 patrol (11 days) 

Crew of 1936

Kurt Ruwiedel 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 Kurt Ruwiedel

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-337 24 Dec 1942  Kiel  3 Jan 1943  Sunk  Patrol 1,11 days

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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