List of all U-boats

U-366

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered20 Jan 1941
Laid down22 May 1942 Flensburger Schiffsbau-Ges, Flensburg (werk 485)
Launched16 Apr 1943
Commissioned16 Jul 1943Oblt. Bruno Langenberg
Commanders
16 Jul 1943 - 5 Mar 1944  Oblt. Bruno Langenberg
Career
1 patrol
16 Jul 1943-29 Feb 1944  5. Flottille (training)
1 Mar 1944-5 Mar 1944  13. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sunk 5 March, 1944 in the Arctic Ocean north-west of Hammerfest, in position 72.10N, 14.44E, by rockets from a Swordfish aircraft (Sqdn. 816) of the British escort carrier HMS Chaser. 50 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

Wolfpack operations

U-366 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Hartmut (23 Feb 1944 - 28 Feb 1944)
   Boreas (4 Mar 1944 - 5 Mar 1944)
   Orkan (5 Mar 1944 - 5 Mar 1944)

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-366 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.


Media links


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 1

Wynn, Kenneth


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel