List of all U-boats

U-592

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered16 Jan 1940
Laid down30 Oct 1940 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 568)
Launched20 Aug 1941
Commissioned16 Oct 1941Kptlt. Carl Borm
Commanders
16 Oct 1941 - 24 Jul 1943  Kptlt. Carl Borm
2 Sep 1943 - 31 Jan 1944  Oblt. Heinz Jaschke
Career
10 patrols
16 Oct 1941-1 Feb 1942  6. Flottille (training)
1 Feb 1942-30 Jun 1942  6. Flottille (active service)
1 Jul 1942-28 Feb 1943  11. Flottille (active service)
1 Mar 1943-31 Jan 1944  6. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 ship sunk, total tonnage 3,770 GRT
Fate

Sunk at 1000hrs on 31 Jan, 1944 in the North Atlantic south-west of Ireland, in position 50.20N, 17.29W, by depth charges from the British sloops HMS Starling, HMS Wild Goose and HMS Magpie. 49 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

See the 1 ships hit by U-592 - View the 10 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-592 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Wrangel (11 Mar 1942 - 18 Mar 1942)
   Naseweis (10 Apr 1942 - 10 Apr 1942)
   Bums (10 Apr 1942 - 14 Apr 1942)
   Blutrausch (15 Apr 1942 - 19 Apr 1942)
   Nebelkönig (27 Jul 1942 - 13 Aug 1942)
   Trägertod (19 Sep 1942 - 22 Sep 1942)
   Boreas (19 Nov 1942 - 9 Dec 1942)
   Seeteufel (21 Mar 1943 - 30 Mar 1943)
   Löwenherz (1 Apr 1943 - 10 Apr 1943)
   Siegfried (22 Oct 1943 - 27 Oct 1943)
   Siegfried 2 (27 Oct 1943 - 30 Oct 1943)
   Jahn (31 Oct 1943 - 2 Nov 1943)
   Tirpitz 4 (2 Nov 1943 - 8 Nov 1943)
   Eisenhart 8 (9 Nov 1943 - 10 Nov 1943)
   Rügen (21 Jan 1944 - 26 Jan 1944)
   Hinein (26 Jan 1944 - 29 Jan 1944)

Attacks on this boat and other events

29 Jan 1944
The boat was seriously damaged by a very determined attack by B-24 Liberator aircraft (USN VB/100, H.H. Budd). The aircraft was damaged as well but the U-boat dived and escaped. She radioed her encounter in and was hunted down by Walker's famous Support Group 2 using Enigma on January 31. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 488)

1 recorded attack on this boat.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-592 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 3 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


Water bearer

Coat of Arms of Hamburg

Arzt vom Dienst

Media links


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay