List of all U-boats

U-846

Type

IXC/40

 
Ordered20 Jan 1941
Laid down21 Jul 1942 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1052)
Launched17 Feb 1943
Commissioned29 May 1943Oblt. Berthold Hashagen
Commanders
29 May 1943 - 4 May 1944  Oblt. Berthold Hashagen
Career
2 patrols
29 May 1943-30 Nov 1943  4. Flottille (training)
1 Dec 1943-4 May 1944  10. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sunk 4 May, 1944 in the Bay of Biscay north of Cape Ortegal, Spain, in position 46.04N, 09.20W, by depth charges from a Canadian Wellington aircraft (RCAF Sqdn. 407/M). 57 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

View the 2 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-846 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Rügen 3 (23 Dec 1943 - 28 Dec 1943)
   Rügen 5 (28 Dec 1943 - 2 Jan 1944)
   Rügen 4 (2 Jan 1944 - 7 Jan 1944)
   Rügen (7 Jan 1944 - 26 Jan 1944)

Attacks on this boat and other events

2 May 1944
Aircraft attack, aircraft shot down: British Halifax HR741 (RAF Sqdn 58/H, pilot F/O D.E. Taylor)

04.07 hrs, Bay of Biscay, outbound: The aircraft was hit by flak after illuminating U-846 with three flares, and crashed into the sea, killing the crew of eight. The attack and subsequent crash were witnessed by British Liberator BZ873 (RAF Sqdn 53/S, pilot F/L E.B. LeMaistre). (Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)

1 recorded attack on this boat.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-846 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