Karl Schimpf

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 36)

No ships sunk or damaged.

Born  23 Mar 1914

Kriegsmarine crew book photo


14 May 1937 Fähnrich zur See
1 Oct 1938 Leutnant zur See
1 Oct 1943 Kapitänleutnant


U-boat Commands

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.

Schimpf is not listed in the 1941 or 1942 Rangliste; he was presumably serving in the Luftwaffe at the time.

Patrol info for Karl Schimpf

This commander did not go out on patrols with his boats.

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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