List of all U-boats

U-792

Type

XVIIA

 
Ordered19 Jun 1942
Laid down1 Dec 1942 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 455)
Launched28 Sep 1943
Commissioned16 Nov 1943Ltnt. Horst Heitz
Commanders
16 Nov 1943 - Dec, 1944  Oblt. Horst Heitz
Dec, 1944 - 4 May 1945  Oblt. Hans Diederich Duis
Career
No patrols
16 Nov 1943-30 Nov 1943  5. Flottille (trial boat)
1 Dec 1943-15 Feb 1945  8. Flottille (trial boat)
16 Feb 1945-4 May 1945  5. Flottille (trial boat)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Used for trials. Scuttled at 0130hrs on 4 May 1945 in position 54.19N, 09.43E in the Audorfer See, near Rendsburg.

Post war information (see more post-war boats):
The boat was later raised and taken as a British prize and used for trials. Final fate unknown.

Final location

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-792 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 2

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel