List of all U-boats

U-805

Type

IXC/40

 
Ordered10 Apr 1941
Laid down24 Dec 1942 Deutsche Schiff und Maschinenbau AG, Bremen (werk 363)
Launched
Commissioned12 Feb 1944Kptlt. Richard Bernadelli
Commanders
12 Feb 1944 - 15 May 1945  KrvKpt. Richard Bernardelli
Career
1 patrol
12 Feb 1944-28 Feb 1945  4. Flottille (training)
1 Mar 1945-8 May 1945  33. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Surrendered on 15 May 1945 at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).

Post war information (see more post-war boats):
Sunk on 8 Feb 1946 off Cape Cod by US submarine USS Sirago.

Final location

View the 1 war patrol


This picture is probably taken right after the boat's surrender.

Wolfpack operations

U-805 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Seewolf (14 Apr 1945 - 1 May 1945)

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat

This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in January 1945.

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-805 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.


Media links


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


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

Wynn, Kenneth