List of all U-boats

U-392

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered20 Jan 1941
Laid down10 Jan 1942 Howaldtswerke AG, Kiel (werk 24)
Launched10 Apr 1943
Commissioned29 May 1943Oblt. Henning Schümann
Commanders
29 May 1943 - 16 Mar 1944  Oblt. Henning Schümann
Career
2 patrols
29 May 1943-30 Nov 1943  5. Flottille (training)
1 Dec 1943-16 Mar 1944  1. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sunk 16 March, 1944 in the Straits of Gibraltar, in position 35.55N, 05.41W, by depth charges from the British frigate HMS Affleck, the British destroyer HMS Vanoc and depth charges from 3 US Catalina aircraft (VP 63). 52 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

View the 2 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-392 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Coronel 1 (15 Dec 1943 - 17 Dec 1943)
   Amrum (18 Dec 1943 - 23 Dec 1943)
   Rügen 4 (23 Dec 1943 - 2 Jan 1944)
   Rügen 3 (2 Jan 1944 - 7 Jan 1944)
   Rügen (7 Jan 1944 - 11 Jan 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-392 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.


Media links


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 1

Wynn, Kenneth


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel