|Ordered||20 Jan 1941|
|Laid down||20 Jan 1942||AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1055)|
|Launched||31 Oct 1942|
|Commissioned||11 Mar 1943||Kptlt. Heinz-Otto Schultze (Knights Cross)|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk 25 Nov 1943 in the South Atlantic West of the Congo estuary, in position 06.30S, 05.40W, by depth charges from a US Liberator aircraft (VP-107/B-6). 63 dead (all hands lost).
General notes on this boat
The boat was heading for the Indian Ocean to join the Monsoon wolfpack operating there.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-849 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.
Bird on a String