List of all U-boats

U-660

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered9 Oct 1939
Laid down15 Feb 1941 Howaldtswerke Hamburg AG, Hamburg (werk 809)
Launched17 Nov 1941
Commissioned8 Jan 1942Oblt. Götz Baur
Commanders
8 Jan 1942 - 12 Nov 1942  Kptlt. Götz Baur
Career
3 patrols
8 Jan 1942-31 Jul 1942  5. Flottille (training)
1 Aug 1942-31 Oct 1942  9. Flottille (active service)
1 Nov 1942-12 Nov 1942  29. Flottille (active service)
Successes2 ships sunk, total tonnage 10,066 GRT
2 ships damaged, total tonnage 10,447 GRT
Fate

Scuttled on 12 Nov 1942 in the Mediterranean near Oran, in position 36.07N, 01.00W, after sustaining damage by depth charges from the British corvettes HMS Lotus and HMS Starwort. 2 dead and 45 survivors.

Loss position

See the 4 ships hit by U-660 - View the 3 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-660 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Steinbrinck (6 Aug 1942 - 11 Aug 1942)
   Lohs (11 Aug 1942 - 28 Aug 1942)
   Tümmler (3 Oct 1942 - 11 Oct 1942)
   Wal (10 Nov 1942 - 12 Nov 1942)

Attacks on this boat and other events

25 Aug 1942
14.31 hrs, mid Atlantic south of Greenland: HNoMS Potentilla and HMS Viscount were rejoining convoy ONS 122 when HNoMS Potentilla obtained a radar contact. Three minutes later (and not previously visible due to foggy conditions), U-660 was sighted. Fearing damage to herself from ramming, HMS Viscount forced the U-boat to dive by opening fire, and after an abortive initial approach dropped five heavy depth charges. HMS Viscount then attempted a Hedgehog attack, but lost Asdic contact, as did HNoMS Potentilla. They were unable to regain contact and returned to the convoy after dropping single depth charges for about an hour. U-660 was not damaged. (Sources: ADM reports, KTB U-660)

3 Sep 1942
The target of an attack by a British Whitley bomber (RAF Sqdn 77/V) on 3 Sept. 1942 in position 47.55N, 10.04W, long believed to have sunk U-705, was in fact U-660, which was undamaged. (Sources: 1987-11-01, FDS/NHB)

2 recorded attacks on this boat.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-660 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


Black Bird

Media links


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay