|Ordered||20 Jan 1941|
|Laid down||6 Jan 1942||AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1054)|
|Launched||6 Oct 1942|
|Commissioned||20 Feb 1943||Korvkpt. Wilhelm Rollmann (Knights Cross)|
|Successes||1 ship sunk, total tonnage 4,573 GRT|
Sunk 5 Nov, 1943 in the South Atlantic south-west of Ascension Island, in approximate position 10.09S, 18.00W, by depth charges from 3 Liberator and 2 Mitchell aircraft (VB-107 & US Army 1st Compron). 63 dead (all hands lost).
General notes on this boat
The boat was heading for the Indian Ocean to join the Monsoon wolfpack operating there.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-848 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.