WWI U-boats

U 85

 
Type U 81
ShipyardGermaniawerft, Kiel  (Werk 255)
Ordered 23 Jun 1915 
Laid down 29 Nov 1915 
Launched 22 Aug 1916 
Commissioned 23 Oct 1916 
Commanders
23 Oct 1916 - 7 Mar 1917   Willy Petz
Career 2 patrols
15 Jan 1917 - 12 Mar 1917 IV Flotilla
Successes4 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 the U 85 from WWII.


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