|Ordered||5 Jun 1941|
|Laid down||1 May 1942||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 166)|
|Launched||14 Jan 1943|
|Commissioned||4 Mar 1943||Oblt. Eckehard Wolf|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Scuttled on 10 November 1943 in the Bay of Biscay off Porto de Bares, Spain, in position 43.46,8N, 07.38W, after being badly damaged by depth charges from a British Wellington (612 Sqn RAF/B), two US Liberator (VB-103 USN/E & VB-110 USN/E) and a Czech Liberator aircraft (311 Sqn RAF/D). 8 dead and 42 survivors.
In July 2018 the wreck of U-966 was located by three Spanish divers near Estaca de Bares.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-966 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.