|Ordered||20 Jan 1941|
|Laid down||17 Mar 1942||AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1056)|
|Launched||7 Dec 1942|
|Commissioned||17 Apr 1943||Korvkpt. Klaus Ewerth|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk 20 Dec, 1943 in the mid-Atlantic west of Madeira, Portugal, in position 32.54N, 37.01W, by depth charges and Fido homing torpedoes from 5 Avenger and Wildcat aircraft (VC-19) of the American escort carrier USS Bogue. 66 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-850 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
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