|Ordered||20 Jan 1941|
|Laid down||20 Jan 1942||AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1055)|
|Launched||31 Oct 1942|
|Commissioned||11 Mar 1943||Kptlt. Heinz-Otto Schultze (Knights Cross)|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk 25 Nov 1943 in the South Atlantic West of the Congo estuary, in position 06.30S, 05.40W, by depth charges from a US Liberator aircraft (VP-107/B-6). 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-849 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
Bird on a String