Viktor Graf von Reventlow-Criminil
Kapitänleutnant (Crew 36)
|Born||5 May 1916||Charlottenburg|
|Died||27 Jun 1992||(76)|
|U-1017||13 Apr 1944||16 Jun 1944||No war patrols|
Viktor Graf von Reventlow-Criminil joined the Kriegsmarine in 1936, and was part of the Olympia Crew.
He commissioned the type VIIC/41 boat U-1017 on 13 April 1944 and began working-up exercises in the Baltic. After only two months he was assigned to the K-Verband (midget submarine group), where he commanded K-flotilla 415 from July to Sept 1944. Afterwards he served as a staff officer on Midget Subs Command North, amongst other duties, until the German surrender in May 1945. (Busch & Röll, 1999)
The Reventlows are members of the Danish aristocracy, and after the war Graf von Reventlow-Criminil became a farmer and local councillor representing Danish minority politics in Schleswig-Holstein. He emigrated to Canada in 1953.
Patrol info for Viktor Graf von Reventlow-Criminil
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.