|Ordered||9 Oct 1939|
|Laid down||15 Feb 1941||Howaldtswerke Hamburg AG, Hamburg (werk 809)|
|Launched||17 Nov 1941|
|Commissioned||8 Jan 1942||Oblt. Götz Baur|
|Successes||2 ships sunk, total tonnage 10,066 GRT|
2 ships damaged, total tonnage 10,447 GRT
U-660 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Steinbrinck (6 Aug 1942 - 11 Aug 1942)
Lohs (11 Aug 1942 - 28 Aug 1942)
Tümmler (3 Oct 1942 - 11 Oct 1942)
Wal (10 Nov 1942 - 12 Nov 1942)
Attacks on this boat and other events
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)
2 recorded attacks 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-660 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.