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U BOATS SUNK IN SOUTH ATLANTIC U 066 - U 513

2)U-66



Ordered: 7 Aug 1939


Laid down: 20 Mar 1940  AG Weser, Bremen (werk 985)


Launched: 10 Oct 1940


Commissioned: 2 Jan 1941 


Commanders 2 Jan 1941- 21 Jun 1942 Kptlt. Richard Zapp (Knights Cross)


22 Jun 1942 - 1 Sep 1943 - Kptlt. Friedrich Markworth (Knights Cross)


6 Aug 1943 - 1 Sep 1943 - Oblt. (R) Paul Frerks


2 Sep 1943 - 6 May 1944 - Oblt. Gerhard Seehausen (German Cross in Gold)


Career

10 patrols - 2 Jan 1941 - 30 Apr 1941 -   2. Flottille (training)


1 May 1941 - 6 May 1944 -   2. Flottille (active service)


Successes - 33 ships sunk, total tonnage 200,021 GRT


2 ships damaged, total tonnage 22,674 GRT


2 warships damaged, total tonnage 64 tons


Fate: Sunk on 6 May 1944 in the Atlantic west of the Cape Verde Islands, in position 17º 17"N, 32º 29"W, by depth charges, gunfire and ramming from Avenger and Wildcat aircraft (VC-55 USN) of the US escort carrier USS Block Island and by the US destroyer escort USS Buckley. 24 dead and 36 survivors.


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