WWI U-boats

U 66

Type U 66
ShipyardGermaniawerft, Kiel (Werk 203)
Ordered 2 Feb 1913
Laid down 1 Nov 1913
Launched 22 Apr 1915
Commissioned 23 Jul 1915
Commanders
23 Jul 1915 - 16 Jun 1917 Kptlt. Thorwald von Bothmer (Royal House Order of Hohenzollern)
17 Jun 1917 - 3 Sep 1917 Kptlt. Gerhard Muhle
Career 7 patrols
17 Oct 1915 - 15 Jan 1916 Baltic Flotilla
15 Jan 1916 - 3 Sep 1917 IV Flotilla
Successes24 ships sunk with a total of 69,016 tons.
2 ships damaged with a total of 6,714 tons.
1 ship taken as prize with a total of 1,005 tons.
1 ship damaged with a total of 5,250 tons. (View ships hit by U 66)
Fate 3 Sep 1917 - Lost on or after September 3, 1917, possibly in the Dogger Bank area to a mine. 40 dead (all hands lost).

There was another U 66 in World War Two
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 10 Oct 1940 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 2 Jan 1941. Take a look at U 66 from WWII.


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