WWI U-boats

UB 85

Type UB III
ShipyardA.G. Weser, Bremen (Werk 285)
Ordered 23 Sep 1916
Laid down 24 Jan 1917
Launched 26 Oct 1917
Commissioned 24 Nov 1917
Commanders
24 Nov 1917 - 30 Apr 1918 Kptlt. G√ľnther Krech
Career 2 patrols
10 Feb 1918 - 30 Apr 1918 V Flotilla
SuccessesNo successes
Fate 30 Apr 1918 - Flooded through not completely closed hatch while diving to evade gunfire of Royal Navy drifter Coreopsis. Resurfaced and abandonned by crew while under fire from patrol vessels . 34 survivors (No casualties).

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