U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-666

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
25 Feb 1943Kiel10 Apr 1943St. Nazaire45 days


Officers *

Herbert Engel

Ltn. Ludwig Fabricius

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-666

We have 44 daily positions for the 45 days U-666 was at sea.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-666 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Ostmark (6 Mar 1943 - 11 Mar 1943)
   Stürmer (11 Mar 1943 - 20 Mar 1943)
   Seewolf (21 Mar 1943 - 30 Mar 1943)

Ships hit by U-666 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
19 Mar 1943U-666Herbert Engel Carras (d.)5,234grSC-122A

1 ship damaged (5,234 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.
(d.) means the ship was damaged.

General Events during this patrol


2 Apr 1943. The LI of U-666 went overboard in stormy weather, but was rescued within a few minutes.

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Attacks on U-666 during this patrol

19 Mar 1943
Shortly after the Greek merchant Carras from convoy SC-122 was damaged in an attack by U-666, a British Fortress aircraft (220 Sqn RAF, pilot William Knowles) hit the boat with four depth charges, causing serious damage and forcing the boat to return to France. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 265)

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