List of all U-boats

U-805

Type

IXC/40

 
Ordered10 Apr 1941
Laid down24 Dec 1942 Deutsche Schiff und Maschinenbau AG, Bremen (werk 363)
Launched
Commissioned12 Feb 1944Kptlt. Richard Bernadelli
Commanders
12 Feb 1944 - 15 May 1945  KrvKpt. Richard Bernardelli
Career
1 patrol
12 Feb 1944-28 Feb 1945  4. Flottille (training)
1 Mar 1945-8 May 1945  33. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Surrendered on 15 May 1945 at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).

Post war information (see more post-war boats):
Sunk on 8 Feb 1946 off Cape Cod by US submarine USS Sirago.

Final location

Blue marker shows the final fate of the boat after the war. Orange marker shows German surrender. Map is click-able and zoom-able.

View the 1 war patrol


This picture is probably taken right after the boat's surrender.

Wolfpack operations

U-805 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Seewolf (14 Apr 1945 - 1 May 1945)

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in January 1945. 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-805 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.


Media links


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

Wynn, Kenneth


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel