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Patrol info for U-66

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
6 Jan 1943Lorient24 Mar 1943Lorient78 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Friedrich Markworth

Heimar Wedemeyer

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-66

We have daily positions for all 78 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-66 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Rochen (27 Jan 1943 - 1 Mar 1943)
   T├╝mmler (1 Mar 1943 - 17 Mar 1943)

Ships hit by U-66 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
1 Feb 1943U-66Friedrich Markworth Joseph Elise113frA
27 Feb 1943U-66Friedrich Markworth St. Margaret4,312brON-165B

2 ships sunk (4,425 tons).

General Events during this patrol


20 Jan 1943. On 20 January 1943 this boat landed espionage agent Jean Lallart on the coast of Mauritania near Cape Blanc. Lallart and the two men who rowed him ashore (Bootsmaat Wagner and Matrosenobergefreiter Daschkey) were immediately captured by the French. After waiting in vain for over 13 hours for his men to return, Kptlt. Markworth was forced to abandon them to whatever fate they had suffered. He learned of the their capture ten days later.

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Attacks on U-66 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-66 duing this patrol.

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