|Ordered||20 Jan 1941|
|Laid down||18 Mar 1942||AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1057)|
|Launched||15 Jan 1943|
|Commissioned||21 May 1943||Korvkpt. Hannes Weingärtner|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Missing, presumed sunk, in the North Atlantic after 27 March or in April 1944. 70 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-851 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.
Grapes on Shield
U-boats Missing in Action.