List of all U-boats

U-850

Type

IXD2

 
Ordered20 Jan 1941
Laid down17 Mar 1942 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1056)
Launched7 Dec 1942
Commissioned17 Apr 1943Korvkpt. Klaus Ewerth
Commanders
17 Apr 1943 - 20 Dec 1943  Kpt. Klaus Ewerth
Career
1 patrol
17 Apr 1943-31 Oct 1943  4. Flottille (training)
1 Nov 1943-20 Dec 1943  12. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sunk 20 Dec 1943 in the mid-Atlantic west of Madeira, Portugal, in position 32.54N, 37.01W, by depth charges and Fido homing torpedoes from 5 Avenger and Wildcat aircraft (VC-19) of the American escort carrier USS Bogue. 66 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

General notes on this boat

The boat was heading for the Indian Ocean to join the Monsoon wolfpack operating there.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-850 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.


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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