|Ordered||20 Jan 1941|
|Laid down||23 Nov 1941||AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1053)|
|Launched||5 Sep 1942|
|Commissioned||23 Jan 1943||Kptlt. Friedrich Guggenberger (Knights Cross)|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
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).
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 -
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Small animal biting the tail of the Lion