18 November 1916|
|Died||15 February 2004
|Allegiance|| Nazi Germany (to 1945)
|Years of service||1936–1945 — 1956–1960's|
|Rank||Kriegsmarine (1936–1945): Kapitänleutnant
|Unit||3rd U-boat Flotilla
5th U-boat Flotilla
8th U-boat Flotilla
29th U-boat Flotilla
|Commands held||U-466, June 1942 – August 1944
U-3506, October 1944 – May 1945
|Awards||German Cross in Gold
U-boat War Badge
|Other work||Diplomatic Naval attaché to Ottawa|
When the Federal Republic of Germany established her own armed forces in 1956, Thäter joined the Bundesmarine. In the course of his service he was made Naval Attaché to West Germany's embassy at Ottawa, Canada.
On 15 February 2004 Thäter died in Wilhelmshaven, Germany.
- Helgason, Guðmundur. "The Type VIIC boat U-466". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 27 January 2014.
- UBootwaffe.net webpage about U-466[dead link]
- Captain Gerhard Thäter
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