|Ordered:||1914 Mobilization (Mob) order|
|Builder:||Germaniawerft, Kiel, Germany|
|Launched:||24 July 1915|
|Commissioned:||14 December 1915|
|Fate:||Sunk by the Royal Navy, 20 April 1917|
|Class and type:||V25-class torpedo boat|
|Length:||83.5 m (274 ft)|
|Beam:||8.33 m (27.3 ft)|
|Draught:||3.74 m (12.3 ft) (fwd); 3.45 m (11.3 ft) (aft)|
|Speed:||34.5 knots (63.9 km/h; 39.7 mph)|
|Range:||1,100 nautical miles (2,000 km; 1,300 mi) at 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph)|
|Complement:||83 officers and sailors|
G85 was sunk in the Battle of Dover Strait on 21 April 1917 by HMS Swift. In this action, two groups of German destroyers set out to bombard Allied positions ashore at Dover, England and Calais, France. However, Swift intercepted G85 and sank her with a torpedo.
SMS G42 was also sunk in this action.