|Ordered||25 May 1941|
|Laid down||18 Sep 1942||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 186)|
|Launched||20 May 1943|
|Commissioned||1 Jul 1943||Oblt. Karl-Ernst Kaiser|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Missing since 10 April 1944 in the North Atlantic or Bay of Biscay. There is no explanation for its loss. 50 dead (all hands lost). (Axel Niestlé, December 1999).
U-986 sent its last radio message on 10 April 1944 from approx. position 51.30N, 20.00W stating that it will commence its return voyage in two days. The boat was ordered to head to Lorient and was posted as missing on 20 April 1944 after it failed to arrive in port.
Previously recorded fate
U-986 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Preussen (2 Mar 1944 - 22 Mar 1944)
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-986 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.
U and Crown