List of all U-boats

U-854

Type

IXC/40

 
Ordered5 Jun 1941
Laid down21 Sep 1942 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1060)
Launched5 Apr 1943
Commissioned19 Jul 1943Kptlt. Horst Weiher
Commanders
19 Jul 1943 - 4 Feb 1944  Kptlt. Horst Weiher
Career
No patrols
19 Jul 1943-4 Feb 1944  4. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sunk at 1157hrs on 4 February 1944 in the Baltic Sea north of Swinem├╝nde, in position 54.01,8N, 14.16,3E, by an air-laid mine in the British minefield Geranium. 51 dead and 7 survivors.

Loss position

There are unconfirmed reports that its wreck was raised on 18 November 1968 and was probably broken up.

Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-854 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.


Cowboy, Pistol and Boots

Media links


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel