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Ordered20 Jan 1941
Laid down17 Mar 1942 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1056)
Launched7 Dec 1942
Commissioned17 Apr 1943Korvkpt. Klaus Ewerth
17 Apr 1943 - 20 Dec 1943  Kpt. Klaus Ewerth
1 patrol
17 Apr 1943-31 Oct 1943  4. Flottille (training)
1 Nov 1943-20 Dec 1943  12. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk 20 Dec 1943 in the mid-Atlantic west of Madeira, Portugal, in position 32.54N, 37.01W, by depth charges and Fido homing torpedoes from 5 Avenger and Wildcat aircraft (VC-19) of the American escort carrier USS Bogue. 66 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

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.

Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-850 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.


Media links

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

Wynn, Kenneth

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay
(EUR 33.51)

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel