List of all U-boats

U-866

Type

IXC/40

 
Ordered25 Aug 1941
Laid down23 Jan 1943 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1074)
Launched29 Jul 1943
Commissioned17 Nov 1943Korvkpt. Walter Pommerehne
Commanders
17 Nov 1943 - Dec, 1944  KrvKpt. Walter Pommerehne
Dec, 1944 - 18 Mar 1945  Oblt. Peter Rogowsky
Career
1 patrol
17 Nov 1943-31 Jul 1944  4. Flottille (training)
1 Aug 1944-30 Sep 1944  10. Flottille (active service)
1 Oct 1944-18 Mar 1945  33. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sunk 18 March, 1945 in the North Atlantic north-east of Boston, in position 43.18N, 61.08W, by depth charges from the US destroyer escorts USS Lowe, USS Menges, USS Pride and USS Mosley. 55 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-866 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.


Key on Shield

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