Joachim Schramm

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 36)

No ships sunk or damaged.

Born  3 Jun 1916 Ruhla, Thüringen
Died  4 May 1943(26)South of Ireland

Kriegsmarine crew book photo


3 Apr 1936 Offiziersanwärter
1 May 1937 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jul 1938 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Oct 1938 Leutnant zur See
1 Oct 1940 Oberleutnant zur See


1940 Iron Cross 2nd Class
24 Jan 1943 U-boat War Badge 1939
1943 Iron Cross 1st Class

U-boat Commands

U-109 1 Mar 1943 4 May 1943  (+)  2 patrols (37 days) 

Crew of 1936

Joachim Schramm 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 Joachim Schramm

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-109 3 Mar 1943  St. Nazaire  1 Apr 1943  Lorient  Patrol 1,30 days
2. U-109 28 Apr 1943  Lorient  4 May 1943  Sunk  Patrol 2,7 days
2 patrols, 37 days at sea

Ships hit by Joachim Schramm

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About ranks and decorations
Special thanks to Fernando Almeida for data on ranks and decorations.

Media links

German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

Listing of all U-boat commanders