|Ordered||5 Jun 1941|
|Laid down||7 Jul 1942||Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 50)|
|Launched||3 Apr 1943|
|Commissioned||15 May 1943||Oblt. Walter Otto|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-285 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.