|Ordered||5 Jun 1941|
|Laid down||3 May 1943||Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 320)|
|Launched||15 Jan 1944|
|Commissioned||23 Feb 1944||Oblt. Friedrich Lutz|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Surrendered at Gibraltar on 12 May 1945 (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).
Transferred to Lisahally and then Loch Ryan, Scotland.
Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in October 1944.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-485 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.