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Ordered20 Jan 1941
Laid down18 Mar 1942 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1057)
Launched15 Jan 1943
Commissioned21 May 1943Korvkpt. Hannes Weingärtner
21 May 1943 - 27 Mar 1944  KrvKpt. Hannes Weingärtner
1 patrol
21 May 1943-31 Jan 1944  4. Flottille (training)
1 Feb 1944-27 Mar 1944  12. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Missing, presumed sunk, in the North Atlantic after 27 March or in April 1944. 70 dead (all hands lost).

View the 1 war patrol

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-851 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.

Grapes on Shield

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

Related page:
U-boats Missing in Action.