Rolf-Werner Wentz

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew X/39)

No ships sunk or damaged.

Born  1 Jan 1920 Lübeck
Died  27 Jul 2012(92)


16 Sep 1939 Offiziersanwärter
1 Jul 1940 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jul 1941 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Mar 1942 Leutnant zur See
1 Oct 1943 Oberleutnant zur See


U-boat Commands

U-963 Dec, 1944 20 May 1945   2 patrols (78 days) 

He retired as Fregattenkapitän a.D. der Bundesmarine.

Special thanks to Mr. Fernando Almeida for details on post-war career.

Patrol info for Rolf-Werner Wentz

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-963 16 Jan 1945  Bergen  6 Mar 1945  Trondheim  Patrol 1,50 days
2. U-963 23 Apr 1945  Trondheim  20 May 1945    Patrol 2,28 days
2 patrols, 78 days at sea

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

As an Amazon Associate earns a commission from qualifying purchases.