List of all U-boats

U-847

Type

IXD2

 
Ordered20 Jan 1941
Laid down23 Nov 1941 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1053)
Launched5 Sep 1942
Commissioned23 Jan 1943Kptlt. Friedrich Guggenberger (Knights Cross)
Commanders
23 Jan 1943 - 1 Feb 1943  Kptlt. Friedrich Guggenberger (Knights Cross)
26 Jan 1943 - 26 Jan 1943  KrvKpt. Wilhelm Rollmann (Knights Cross) (boat in transit)
1 Feb 1943 - 30 Jun 1943  Kptlt. Jost Metzler (Knights Cross)
1 Jul 1943 - 27 Aug 1943  Kptlt. Herbert Kuppisch (Knights Cross)
Career
1 patrol
23 Jan 1943-30 Jun 1943  4. Flottille (training)
1 Jul 1943-27 Aug 1943  12. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sunk 27 Aug 1943 in the Sargasso Sea, in position 28.19N, 37.58W, by air-launched (Fido) torpedoes from Avenger and Wildcat aircraft (VC-1) of the American escort carrier USS Card. 62 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

General notes on this boat

12 Aug 1943. From 12 to 23 August 1943, U-847 supplied seven U-boats with fuel. The boat was en route to the Indian Ocean to join the Monsoon wolfpack operating there.

Men lost from the boat

26 Jan 1943
During training in Wesermünde an accident occured while the machine gun was being fired. One crewmember died, one was heavily wounded.

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

U-boat Emblems

We have 2 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


Prancing Horse

Small Animal biting tail of Lion

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