|Ordered||25 May 1941|
|Laid down||30 Oct 1942||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 192)|
|Launched||24 Jun 1943|
|Commissioned||2 Aug 1943||Oblt. Hans Falke|
|Successes||1 warship a total loss, total tonnage 1,060 tons|
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)
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.
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)
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.