|Ordered||15 Aug 1940|
|Laid down||16 May 1941||Howaldtswerke AG, Kiel (werk 16)|
|Launched||8 Jul 1942|
|Commissioned||29 Aug 1942||Oblt. Hans-Guido Valentiner|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk on 11 August 1944 in the Bay of Biscay north-west of La Rochelle, in position 46.16N, 02.45W, by depth charges from the British sloop HMS Starling and an Australian Sunderland aircraft (461 Sqn RAAF/P). 1 dead and 42 survivors.
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus and sailed equipped with it in August 1944 but it was of course installed prior to that date.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-385 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.