|Shipyard||Germaniawerft, Kiel (Werk 255)|
|Ordered||23 Jun 1915|
|Laid down||29 Nov 1915|
|Launched||22 Aug 1916|
|Commissioned||23 Oct 1916|
|Successes||4 ships sunk with a total of 20,225 tons.|
1 ship damaged with a total of 7,608 tons. (View ships hit by U 85)
|Fate||7 Mar 1917 - Presumed foundered in the North Sea on or after March 7, 1917. 38 dead (all hands lost).|
Previously recorded fate
Sunk by gunfire from Q-Ship Privet at 50°02’N 4°13’W. This attack was against UC 68 which was not sunk in the action.
There was another U 85 in World War Two
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 10 Apr 1941 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 7 Jun 1941. Take a look at U 85 from WWII.