List of all U-boats

U-92

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered25 Jan 1939
Laid down25 Nov 1940 Flender Werke AG, Lübeck (werk 296)
Launched10 Jan 1942
Commissioned3 Mar 1942Oblt. Adolf Oelrich
Commanders
3 Mar 1942 - Aug, 1943  Kptlt. Adolf Oelrich
Aug, 1943 - 27 Jun 1944  Kptlt. Horst-Thilo Queck
28 Jun 1944 - 12 Oct 1944  Oblt. Wilhelm Brauel
Career
9 patrols
3 Mar 1942-31 Aug 1942  5. Flottille (training)
1 Sep 1942-12 Oct 1944  9. Flottille (active service)
Successes2 ships sunk, total tonnage 17,612 GRT
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 9,348 GRT
1 warship a total loss, total tonnage 1,625 tons
Fate

Damaged on 4 Oct, 1944 in Bergen (Norway) by bombs from RAF aircraft. On 12 Oct out of duty. Scrapped in 1944/45.

See the 4 ships hit by U-92 - View the 9 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-92 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Vorwärts (25 Aug 1942 - 17 Sep 1942)
   Natter (2 Nov 1942 - 8 Nov 1942)
   Westwall (8 Nov 1942 - 16 Dec 1942)
   Ritter (11 Feb 1943 - 18 Feb 1943)
   Knappen (19 Feb 1943 - 25 Feb 1943)
   Specht (19 Apr 1943 - 2 May 1943)
   Inn (11 May 1943 - 15 May 1943)
   Naab (12 May 1943 - 15 May 1943)
   Donau 1 (15 May 1943 - 17 May 1943)
   Donau 2 (17 May 1943 - 26 May 1943)
   Trutz (1 Jun 1943 - 6 Jun 1943)
   Coronel (4 Dec 1943 - 8 Dec 1943)
   Coronel 1 (8 Dec 1943 - 14 Dec 1943)
   Coronel 2 (14 Dec 1943 - 17 Dec 1943)
   Föhr (18 Dec 1943 - 23 Dec 1943)
   Rügen 5 (23 Dec 1943 - 2 Jan 1944)
   Rügen 4 (2 Jan 1944 - 5 Jan 1944)
   Rügen 5 (5 Jan 1944 - 7 Jan 1944)
   Rügen (7 Jan 1944 - 8 Jan 1944)
   Preussen (16 Mar 1944 - 22 Mar 1944)

Attacks on this boat and other events

14 Apr 1943
14.13 hrs, Bay of Biscay: a British Whitley bomber (RAF Sqdn 10 OTU/Z) dropped 4 bombs on the outbound U-92. The boat suffered only minor damage. (Sources: Ritschel)

1 recorded attack on this boat.

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus and sailed equipped with it in August 1944 but it was of course installed prior to that date. Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.

Men lost from the boat

29 Nov 1943
A man was lost overboard on this day. [ObGfr Friedrich Witzkonski]

  Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -

U-boat Emblems

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


A Shark biting a Torpedo

Media links


U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor


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

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

There was another U-92 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 12 May 1917 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 22 Oct 1917. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about the U 92 during WWI.