|Ordered||5 Jun 1941|
|Laid down||1 May 1942||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 166)|
|Launched||14 Jan 1943|
|Commissioned||4 Mar 1943||Oblt. Eckehard Wolf|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk 10 Nov, 1943 in the Bay of Biscay near Cape Ortegal, Spain, by depth charges from British, American and Czech Wellington and Liberator aircraft (Sqdn 612/B, 311/D, VB-103/E, VB-110/E). 8 dead and 42 survivors.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-966 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.