Konstantin von Rappard

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 36)

No ships sunk or damaged.

Born  13 Jun 1917 Wongrowitz, Posen
Died  23 Sep 1986(69)Nueva Helvecia, Uruguay

Kriegsmarine crew book photo


3 Apr 1936 Offiziersanwärter
10 Sep 1936 Seekadett
1 May 1937 Fähnrich zur See
1 Oct 1938 Leutnant zur See
1 Oct 1940 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Aug 1943 Kapitänleutnant


U-boat Commands

U-560 16 Jul 1942 31 Aug 1943   No war patrols 
U-2324 Mar, 1945 9 May 1945   1 patrol (37 days) 

Crew of 1936

Konstantin von Rappard 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 Konstantin von Rappard

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-2324 30 Mar 1945  Marviken  31 Mar 1945  Marviken   2 days
2. U-2324 2 Apr 1945  Marviken  8 May 1945  Stavanger, Norway  Patrol 1,37 days

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

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