List of all U-boats

U-845

Type

IXC/40

 
Ordered20 Jan 1941
Laid down20 Jun 1942 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1051)
Launched18 Jan 1943
Commissioned1 May 1943Kptlt. Udo Behrens
Commanders
1 May 1943 - 9 Jul 1943  KrvKpt. Udo Behrens
3 Jul 1943 - 7 Oct 1943  Kptlt. Rudolf Hoffmann
8 Oct 1943 - 10 Mar 1944  KrvKpt. Werner Weber
Career
1 patrol
1 May 1943-31 Dec 1943  4. Flottille (training)
1 Jan 1944-10 Mar 1944  10. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 ship damaged, total tonnage 7,039 GRT
Fate

Sunk 10 March 1944, in the North Atlantic, in position 48.20N, 20.33W, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Forester, the Canadian destroyer HMCS St. Laurent, the Canadian corvette HMCS Owen Sound and the Canadian frigate HMCS Swansea. 10 dead and 45 survivors.

Loss position

See the 1 ships hit by U-845 - View the 1 war patrol

Attacks on this boat and other events

14 Feb 1944
One man died and another was wounded in an air attack in which a British B-24 Liberator bomber (RAF Sqdn 10, pilot A. P. V. Cheater) dropped eight depth charges. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 559)

1 recorded attack on this boat.

Men lost from the boat

14 Feb 1944
One man died and another was wounded in an air attack in which a British B-24 Liberator bomber (RAF Sqdn 10, pilot A. P. V. Cheater) dropped eight depth charges.

  Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -

U-boat Emblems

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Submerged Giraffe

Media links


U-Boat Adventures

Wiggins, Melanie


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


HMCS Swansea

McKee, Fraser M.