Kapitänleutnant (Crew 36)
No ships sunk or damaged.
Kriegsmarine crew book photo
|3 Apr 1936|| ||Offiziersanwärter|
|10 Sep 1936|| ||Seekadett|
|14 May 1937|| ||Fähnrich zur See|
|1 Oct 1943|| ||Kapitänleutnant|
|U-803 ||7 Sep 1943 ||27 Apr 1944 || No war patrols |
|U-3009 ||10 Nov 1944 ||1 May 1945 || No war patrols |
Crew of 1936
Karl Schimpf 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 Karl Schimpf
This commander did not go out on patrols with his boats.
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.