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Patrol info for U-660

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
25 Jul 1942Kiel6 Sep 1942Brest44 days


Officers *

Oblt. Götz Baur

Ltn. Hans-Norbert Schunck

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-660

We have daily positions for all 44 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-660 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Steinbrinck (6 Aug 1942 - 11 Aug 1942)
   Lohs (11 Aug 1942 - 28 Aug 1942)

Ships hit by U-660 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
10 Aug 1942U-660Götz Baur Condylis (d.)4,439grSC-94A
10 Aug 1942U-660Götz Baur Cape Race3,807brSC-94B
10 Aug 1942U-660Götz Baur Oregon (d.)6,008brSC-94C
10 Aug 1942U-660Götz Baur Empire Reindeer6,259brSC-94D

2 ships sunk (10,066 tons) and 2 ships damaged (10,447 tons).

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(d.) means the ship was damaged.

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-660 during this patrol

25 Aug 1942
1431hrs, 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 the attack by a British Whitley aircraft (77 Sqn RAF/V) on 3 September 1942 in position 47.55N, 10.04W, long believed to have sunk U-705, was in fact U-660, which escaped unscathed. (Sources: 1987-11-01, FDS/NHB)

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