List of all U-boats

U-992

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered25 May 1941
Laid down30 Oct 1942 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 192)
Launched24 Jun 1943
Commissioned2 Aug 1943Oblt. Hans Falke
Commanders
2 Aug 1943 - 9 May 1945  Oblt. Hans Falke
Career
8 patrols
2 Aug 1943-29 Feb 1944  5. Flottille (training)
1 Mar 1944-31 May 1944  3. Flottille (active service)
1 Jun 1944-30 Sep 1944  11. Flottille (active service)
1 Oct 1944-8 May 1945  13. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 warship a total loss, total tonnage 1,060 tons
Fate

Surrendered at Narvik, Norway on 9 May, 1945. Transferred to Loch Eriboll, Scotland, on 19 May and later to Loch Ryan for Operation Deadlight.

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Sunk on 16 December, 1945 at 56.10N x 10.05W by naval gunfire.

Final location

Blue marker shows final fate during Operation Deadlight. Orange marker shows German surrender.

See the 1 ships hit by U-992 - View the 8 war patrols

The U-boats that were in the Narvik area at the end of the war were all moved to the Skjomenfjord upon Allied orders to avoid conflicts with the Norwegians on 12 May. On 15 May, a German convoy of five ships (the fleet tender Grille with the staff of FdU Norwegen aboard, the fleet oiler Kärnten, the repair ship Kamerun and the depot ships Huascaran and Stella Polaris) and 15 U-boats (U-278, U-294, U-295, U-312, U-313, U-318, U-363, U-427, U-481, U-668, U-716, U-968, U-992, U-997 and U-1165) left for transfer to Trondheim, but was intercepted after two days by the 9th Escort Group off the Norwegian coast and officially capitulated. While the ships were allowed to proceed to Trondheim, the U-boats were escorted to Loch Eriboll, Scotland, arriving on 19 May. All U-boats were later that month transferred to Lisahally or Loch Ryan for Operation Deadlight.

Wolfpack operations

U-992 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Trutz (1 Jun 1944 - 10 Jul 1944)
   Dachs (1 Sep 1944 - 5 Sep 1944)
   Zorn (28 Sep 1944 - 1 Oct 1944)
   Grimm (1 Oct 1944 - 2 Oct 1944)
   Panther (20 Oct 1944 - 9 Nov 1944)
   Stier (5 Dec 1944 - 7 Dec 1944)
   Hagen (17 Mar 1945 - 21 Mar 1945)

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus but the date of fitting or sailing date with the equipment is unknown. 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-992 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.


U and Eagle

Media links


U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor


The Grey Wolves of Eriboll

David M. Hird


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

Wynn, Kenneth


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


The Royal Navy and German Naval Disarmament, 1942-1947

Madsen, Chris