Werner Winkler

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 36)

2 ships sunk, total tonnage 14,894 GRT

Born  14 May 1917 Wilhelmshaven
Died  6 May 1943(25)south of Cape Farewell

Kriegsmarine crew book photo


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 Apr 1941 Oberleutnant zur See


U-boat Commands

U-630 9 Jul 1942 6 May 1943  (+)  1 patrol (50 days) 

Crew of 1936

Werner Winkler 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 Werner Winkler

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-630 18 Mar 1943  Kiel  6 May 1943    Patrol 1,50 days

Ships hit by Werner Winkler

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
5 Apr 1943U-630 Shillong5,529brHX-231
5 Apr 1943U-630 Waroonga9,365brHX-231

2 ships sunk (14,894 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.

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