German submarine U-92 (1942)

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For other ships of the same name, see German submarine U-92.
Career (Nazi Germany)
Name: U-92
Ordered: 25 January 1939
Builder: Flender Werke, Lübeck
Cost: 4.714.000 Reichsmark
Yard number: 296
Laid down: 12 November 1940
Launched: 10 January 1942
Commissioned: 3 March 1942
Out of service: 12 October 1944
Fate: damaged by bombing, struck and broken up in 1944/45
General characteristics
Type: Type VIIC submarine
Displacement: 769 tonnes (757 long tons) surfaced
871 t (857 long tons) submerged
Length: 67.1 m (220 ft 2 in) o/a
50.5 m (165 ft 8 in) pressure hull
Beam: 6.2 m (20 ft 4 in) o/a
4.7 m (15 ft 5 in) pressure hull
Draft: 4.74 m (15 ft 7 in)
Propulsion: 2 × supercharged Germaniawerft 6-cylinder 4-stroke F46 diesel engines, totalling 2,800–3,200 bhp (2,100–2,400 kW). Max rpm: 470-490
2 × Brown, Boveri & Cie. electric motors, totalling 750 shp (560 kW) and max rpm: 296
Speed: 17.7 knots (32.8 km/h; 20.4 mph) surfaced
7.6 knots (14.1 km/h; 8.7 mph) submerged
Range: 8,500 nautical miles (15,700 km; 9,800 mi) at 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph) surfaced
80 km (43 nmi) at 4 knots (7.4 km/h; 4.6 mph) submerged
Test depth: 230 m (750 ft)
Crush depth: 250–295 m (820–968 ft)
Complement: 44–52 officers and ratings
Armament: 5 × 53.3 cm (21 in) torpedo tubes (four bow, one stern)
14 × G7e torpedoes
1 × 8.8 cm (3.46 in) deck gun (220 rounds)
Various AA guns

German submarine U-92 was a Type VIIC U-boat of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine during World War II.

She was laid down at the Flender Werke in Lübeck as Werk 296, launched on 10 January 1942 and commissioned on 3 March 1942.

In October 1944, U-92 was damaged by aerial bombing off Bergen at 60°24′N 5°19′E / 60.400°N 5.317°E / 60.400; 5.317Coordinates: 60°24′N 5°19′E / 60.400°N 5.317°E / 60.400; 5.317. The boat was put out of service on 12 October 1944, and eventually broken up in 1944–45.

Summary of Raiding Career[edit]

Date Ship Nationality Tonnage Fate[1]
19 November 1942 Clan Mactaggart  United Kingdom 7,622 Sunk
21 February 1943 Empire Trader  United Kingdom 9,990 Sunk
22 February 1943 NT Nielsen-Alonso  Norway 9,348 Damaged
27 August 1944 USS LST-327  United States Navy 1,625 Sunk

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Notes
  1. ^ "Ships hit by U-92". WWII U-boat Successes. Guðmundur Helgason. 1995–2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
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