List of all U-boats

U-848

Type

IXD2

 
Ordered20 Jan 1941
Laid down6 Jan 1942 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1054)
Launched6 Oct 1942
Commissioned20 Feb 1943Korvkpt. Wilhelm Rollmann (Knights Cross)
Commanders
20 Feb 1943 - 5 Nov 1943  FrgKpt. Wilhelm Rollmann (Knights Cross)
Career
1 patrol
20 Feb 1943-31 Jul 1943  4. Flottille (training)
1 Aug 1943-5 Nov 1943  12. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 ship sunk, total tonnage 4,573 GRT
Fate

Sunk 5 Nov 1943 in the South Atlantic south-west of Ascension Island, in approximate position 10.09S, 18.00W, by depth charges from 3 Liberator and 2 Mitchell aircraft (VB-107 & US Army 1st Compron). 63 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

See the 1 ships hit by U-848 - 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.

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Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-848 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.


The Earth

Media links


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


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German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


Dark Sky, Deep Water

Franks, Norman