List of all U-boats

U-923

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered6 Jun 1941
Laid down21 Feb 1942 Neptun Werft AG, Rostock (werk 510)
Launched7 Aug 1943
Commissioned4 Oct 1943Ltnt. Heinz Frömmer
Commanders
4 Oct 1943 - 9 Feb 1945  Oblt. Heinz Frömmer
Career
No patrols
4 Oct 1943-9 Feb 1945  23. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sunk 9 Feb, 1945 in Kiel Bay, in position 54.31N, 10.18E, by a mine. 48 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

The fate above, the usual given, is most probably incorrect according to information I have received. When the boat was raised a dud rocket was found. This proves that the boat was sunk by a rocket-equipped fighter plane on or near this date, possibly a Typhoon.

The boat was raised in January 1953 and broken up.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-923 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.


Fish

Media links


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

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel