|Ordered||20 Jan 1941|
|Laid down||21 May 1942||AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1050)|
|Launched||30 Dec 1942|
|Commissioned||7 Apr 1943||Oblt. Günther Möller|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk on 16 October 1943 in the North Atlantic south-west of Iceland, in position 58.30N, 27.16W, by depth charges from two British Liberator aircraft (59 Sqn RAF/S & 86 Sqn RAF/L). 53 dead (all hands lost).
U-844 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Schlieffen (16 Oct 1943 - 16 Oct 1943)
Attacks on this boat and other events
16 Oct 1943
The sinking of U-844Aircraft attack, aircraft shot down: British B-24 Liberator FL952 (RAF Sqdn 86/L, pilot F/L E.A. Bland)
The boat was shadowing convoy ONS 20 from a point about 15 miles (24 km) south when the aicraft attacked. Both port engines were hit by flak and the depth charges failed to release, but a second Liberator, FL984 (RAF Sqdn 59/S, pilot P/O W.J. Thomas) joined the attack, straddled U-844 with a stick of depth charges and dropped four more into the wash after the U-boat sank. This Liberator made it back to Iceland despite flak damage to the starboard inner engine.
After its depth charges again failed to release in a second attack, the first Liberator was so badly damaged by flak that it was forced to ditch near the convoy. Two aircrew were lost, and the remaining five were all injured, but were rescued by HMS Pink.(Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)
1 recorded attack on this boat.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-844 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
Panther on a torpedo