List of all U-boats

U-985

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered25 May 1941
Laid down18 Sep 1942 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 185)
Launched20 May 1943
Commissioned24 Jun 1943Kptlt. Horst Kessler
Commanders
24 Jun 1943 - 19 Apr 1944  Kptlt. Horst Wilhelm Kessler
20 Apr 1944 - 15 Nov 1944  Kptlt. Heinz Wolff
Career
3 patrols
24 Jun 1943-31 Dec 1943  5. Flottille (training)
1 Jan 1944-15 Nov 1944  7. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 ship sunk, total tonnage 1,735 GRT
Fate

Decommissioned on 15 Nov 1944 following a heavy damage on 23 Oct 1944 at Lister by a German mine. Returned to Kristiansand and taken out of service. Captured there and broken up.

See the 1 ships hit by U-985 - View the 3 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-985 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Stürmer (26 Jan 1944 - 3 Feb 1944)
   Igel 1 (3 Feb 1944 - 17 Feb 1944)
   Hai 1 (17 Feb 1944 - 22 Feb 1944)
   Preussen (22 Feb 1944 - 10 Mar 1944)

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in June 1944. 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-985 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.


Lion and Spear

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