List of all U-boats

U-793

Type

XVIIA

 
Ordered19 Jun 1942
Laid down1 Dec 1942 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 456)
Launched4 Mar 1944
Commissioned24 Apr 1944Oblt. Günther Schauenburg
Commanders
24 Apr 1944 - 15 Jan 1945  Oblt. Günther Schauenburg
16 Jan 1945 - 3 May 1945  Oblt. Friedrich Schmidt
Career
No patrols
24 Apr 1944-15 Feb 1945  8. Flottille (trial boat)
16 Feb 1945-4 May 1945  5. Flottille (trial boat)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

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-793 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


Crew XII/39

Media links


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

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel