|Ordered||15 Aug 1940|
|Laid down||10 Jun 1941||Howaldtswerke Hamburg AG, Hamburg (werk 814)|
|Launched||9 Jun 1942|
|Commissioned||22 Jul 1942||Ltnt. Hans-Jürgen Haupt|
|Successes||1 ship sunk, total tonnage 7,134 GRT|
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U-665 sent its last radio message on 21 March 1943 announcing its arrival at the rendezvous point off La Pallice in 36 hours. The boat was posted as missing when it failed to meet its escort on 23 March or to report its position.
Previously recorded fate
- Sunk 22 March, 1943 in the Bay of Biscay west of Nantes, France, in position 46.47N, 09.58W, by depth charges from British Wellington aircraft (Sqdn. 172/G). (Postwar assessment)
Notes. This attack was directed against U-448 inflicting no damage.
- Sunk on 22 March 1943 in the North Atlantic west of Ireland, in position 48.04N, 10.26W, by depth charges from a British Whitley aircraft (Sqdn. 10 OTU/Q).
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Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-665 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
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