|Ordered||25 May 1941|
|Laid down||18 Sep 1942||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 185)|
|Launched||20 May 1943|
|Commissioned||24 Jun 1943||Kptlt. Horst Kessler|
|Successes||1 ship sunk, total tonnage 1,735 GRT|
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.
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)
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.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
Lion and spear