Kapitänleutnant (Crew 36)
|Born||18 Nov 1916||Keil|
|Died||15 Feb 2004||(87)||Ronnenberg, Germany|
|U-466||17 Jun 1942||19 Aug 1944||5 patrols (182 days)|
|U-3506||14 Oct 1944||2 May 1945||No war patrols|
Crew of 1936
Gerhard Thäter was one of the Kriegsmarine's famous Olympia Crew. This Crew chose the Olympic rings as their symbol (the 1936 Olympic games were held in Berlin). It was the largest Crew, and produced more U-boat commanders than any other – of the 164 who 'graduated', 140 took command during the war.
After the war he joined the Bundesmarine (Federal German Navy), and retired with the rank of Fregattenkapitän (Commander).
Special thanks to Mr. Fernando Almeida for details on date of death and post-war career.
Patrol info for Gerhard Thäter
|1.||U-466||12 Jan 1943||Kiel||11 Feb 1943||La Pallice||Patrol 1,||31 days|
|2.||U-466||17 Apr 1943||La Pallice||26 May 1943||La Pallice||Patrol 2,||40 days|
|3.||U-466||29 Jun 1943||La Pallice||16 Aug 1943||La Pallice||Patrol 3,||49 days|
|4.||U-466||29 Sep 1943||La Pallice||30 Sep 1943||La Pallice||2 days|
|5.||U-466||16 Oct 1943||La Pallice||19 Nov 1943||La Pallice||Patrol 4,||35 days|
|6.||U-466||4 Mar 1944||La Pallice||30 Mar 1944||Toulon||Patrol 5,||27 days|
|5 patrols, 182 days at sea|
Ships hit by Gerhard Thäter
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