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Ordered5 Jun 1941
Laid down1 May 1942 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 166)
Launched14 Jan 1943
Commissioned4 Mar 1943Oblt. Eckehard Wolf
4 Mar 1943 - 10 Nov 1943  Oblt. Eckehard Wolf
1 patrol
4 Mar 1943-31 Jul 1943  5. Flottille (training)
1 Aug 1943-10 Nov 1943  9. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo 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.

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

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.

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.

Gut Holz

Media links

U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

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