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

Sunk on 5 March 1944 in the Norwegian Sea north-west of Hammerfest, in position 72.10N, 14.45E, by rockets from a Swordfish aircraft (816 Sqn FAA/F) of the British escort carrier HMS Chaser. 50 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

View the 2 war patrols

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