|Ordered||25 May 1941|
|Laid down||18 Sep 1942||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 185)|
|Launched||20 May 1943|
|Commissioned||24 Jun 1943||Kptlt. Horst Kessler|
|Successes||1 ship sunk, total tonnage 1,735 GRT|
Decommissioned on 15 November 1944 at Kristiansand, Norway, after being badly damaged by a German mine off Lister, in position 58.08N, 06.22E, on 23 October 1944.
Cannibalized for spare parts, its hulk was captured by British forces in May 1945 and broken up.
U-985 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Stürmer (26 Jan 1944 - 3 Feb 1944)
Igel 1 (3 Feb 1944 - 17 Feb 1944)
Hai 1 (17 Feb 1944 - 22 Feb 1944)
Preussen (22 Feb 1944 - 10 Mar 1944)
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in June 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-985 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.
Lion and Spear