Karl-Otto Weber

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 36)



No ships sunk or damaged.


Born  10 Oct 1914 Krempe, Holstein
Died  14 Apr 1999(84)Reinbek/Schleswig-Holstein, Germany


Ranks

3 Apr 1936 Offiziersanwärter
10 Sep 1936 Seekadett
1 May 1937 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jul 1938 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Oct 1938 Leutnant zur See
1 Oct 1940 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Dec 1944 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

  Iron Cross 2nd Class
  Iron Cross 1st Class
7 Jan 1944 German Cross in Gold

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-371 26 Mar 1942 6 Apr 1942   No war patrols 
U-709 12 Aug 1942 2 Dec 1943   4 patrols (145 days) 

Crew of 1936

Karl-otto Weber 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.

Special thanks to Mr. Fernando Almeida for details on date of death.

Patrol info for Karl-Otto Weber

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-709 13 Feb 1943  Kiel  18 Mar 1943  Brest  Patrol 1,34 days
2. U-709 15 Apr 1943  Brest  23 May 1943  Brest  Patrol 2,39 days
3. U-709 5 Jul 1943  Brest  20 Jul 1943  Brest  Patrol 3,16 days
4. U-709 2 Oct 1943  Brest  3 Oct 1943  Brest  Patrol 4,2 days
5. U-709 6 Oct 1943  Brest  28 Nov 1943  Lorient  Patrol 4,54 days
4 patrols, 145 days at sea

Ships hit by Karl-Otto Weber

No entries found.


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