List of all U-boats

U-766

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered15 Aug 1940
Laid down1 Mar 1941 Kriegsmarinewerft (KMW), Wilhelmshaven (werk 149)
Launched29 May 1943
Commissioned30 Jul 1943Oblt. Hans-Dietrich Wilke
Commanders
30 Jul 1943 - 21 Aug 1944  Oblt. Hans-Dietrich Wilke
Career
5 patrols
30 Jul 1943-29 Feb 1944  8. Flottille (training)
1 Mar 1944-21 Aug 1944  6. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Stricken on 21 Aug 1944 near La Pallice, in position 46.10N, 01.14W, when unable to put to sea and surrendered to France.

Post war information (see more post-war boats):
Became the French submarine Laubie in 1947. Stricken on 11 March, 1963 as Q335. Broken up.

View the 5 war patrols

Attacks on this boat and other events

14 Aug 1944

A Canadian Wellington aircraft (Sqdn 407/E) was shot down on the Brest - La Pallice route.

1 recorded attack 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-766 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 3 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


6th Flotilla

Hanging Shield

Aircraft shot down

Media links


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

Wynn, Kenneth


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel