List of all U-boats

U-926

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered25 Aug 1941
Laid down1 Jul 1942 Neptun Werft AG, Rostock (werk 513)
Launched28 Dec 1943
Commissioned29 Feb 1944Oblt. Eberhard von der Wenden
Commanders
29 Feb 1944 - 31 Jul 1944  Oblt. Eberhard von Wenden
1 Aug 1944 - 4 Feb 1945  Oblt. (R) Werner Roost
5 Feb 1945 - 9 May 1945  Oblt. Hellmut Rehren
Career
No patrols
29 Feb 1944-14 Mar 1945  4. Flottille (training)
15 Mar 1945-8 May 1945  11. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Surrendered on 9 May 1945 at Bergen, Norway (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).

Post war information (see more post-war boats):
Unseaworthy. Not transferred to UK. Taken over by Norway. Became the Norwegian submarine KNM Kya. Stricken 1962.

Final location

General notes on this boat

According to the captain's diary this boat never went to Scotland like many sources claim but was one of only 3 U-boats left in Bergen when over 30 boats were transferred to Scotland in late May and early June 1945. The others were U-324 and U-1202.

10 Jan 1949. U-926 was renamed KNM Kya, and served in the Royal Norwegian Navy until 1964.

Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-926 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.


Black Elephant

Media links


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


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

Wynn, Kenneth