|Ordered||20 Jan 1941|
|Laid down||10 Jan 1942||Howaldtswerke AG, Kiel (werk 24)|
|Launched||10 Apr 1943|
|Commissioned||29 May 1943||Oblt. Henning Schümann|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk on 16 March 1944 in the Strait of Gibraltar, in position 35.55N, 05.41W, by depth charges from the British frigate HMS Affleck, the British destroyer HMS Vanoc and three US Catalina aircraft (VP-63 USN/P-8, P-7 & P-1). 52 dead (all hands lost).
U-392 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Coronel 1 (15 Dec 1943 - 17 Dec 1943)
Amrum (18 Dec 1943 - 23 Dec 1943)
Rügen 4 (23 Dec 1943 - 2 Jan 1944)
Rügen 3 (2 Jan 1944 - 7 Jan 1944)
Rügen (7 Jan 1944 - 11 Jan 1944)
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-392 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.