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Ordered20 Jan 1941
Laid down20 Jan 1942 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1055)
Launched31 Oct 1942
Commissioned11 Mar 1943Kptlt. Heinz-Otto Schultze (Knights Cross)
11 Mar 1943 - 25 Nov 1943  Kptlt. Heinz-Otto Schultze (Knights Cross)
1 patrol
11 Mar 1943-30 Sep 1943  4. Flottille (training)
1 Oct 1943-25 Nov 1943  12. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo 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).

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

General notes on this boat

The boat was heading for the Indian Ocean to join the Monsoon wolfpack operating there.

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.

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.

Bird on a String

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

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