Kapitänleutnant (Crew 36)
|Born||1 Apr 1916||Hachenburg, Kaiserslautern|
|Died||1 Oct 2004||(88)||Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Germany|
|U-8||23 May 1941||31 Jul 1941||No war patrols|
|U-802||12 Jun 1943||12 Dec 1943||No war patrols|
Crew of 1936
Rolf Steinhaus 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.
After the war he joined the Bundesmarine (Federal German Navy), and retired with the rank of Vizeadmiral (Admiral of the Fleet).
Special thanks to Mr. Fernando Almeida for details on date of death and post-war career.
Patrol info for Rolf Steinhaus
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.