List of all U-boats




Ordered5 Jun 1941
Laid down3 May 1943 Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 320)
Launched15 Jan 1944
Commissioned23 Feb 1944Oblt. Friedrich Lutz
23 Feb 1944 - 12 May 1945  Kptlt. Friedrich Lutz
3 patrols
23 Feb 1944-31 Oct 1944  5. Flottille (training)
1 Nov 1944-8 May 1945  11. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Surrendered at Gibraltar on 12 May 1945 (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).

Transferred to Lisahally and then Loch Ryan, Scotland.

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Sunk on 8 December 1945 at 56.10N x 10.05W by unknown causes.

Final location

Blue marker shows final fate during Operation Deadlight. Orange marker shows German surrender.

View the 3 war patrols

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in October 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-485 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

Media links

The Grey Wolves of Eriboll

David M. Hird

The Royal Navy and German Naval Disarmament, 1942-1947

Madsen, Chris
($ 65.95)
(£ 39.99)
(EUR 51.99)

U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 1

Wynn, Kenneth
($ 77.01)

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay
($ 44.88)

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel