German submarine U-292

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History
Name: U-292
Ordered: 14 October 1941
Builder: Bremer Vulkan Werft, Bremen-Vegesack
Yard number: 57
Laid down: 12 November 1942
Launched: 20 July 1943
Commissioned: 25 August 1943
Fate: Sunk, May 1944 west of Trondheim by a British aircraft[1]
General characteristics
Type: Type VIIC/41 submarine
Displacement: list error: <br /> list (help)
769 long tons (781 t) surfaced
871 long tons (885 t) submerged
Length: list error: <br /> list (help)
67.23 m (220 ft 7 in) o/a
50.5 m (165 ft 8 in) pressure hull
Beam: list error: <br /> list (help)
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: list error: <br /> list (help)
2 × supercharged Germaniawerft 6-cylinder 4-stroke M6V 40/46 diesel engines, totalling 2,800–3,200 bhp (2,100–2,400 kW). Max rpm: 470-490
2 × electric motors, totalling 750 shp (560 kW) and max rpm: 296.
Speed: list error: <br /> list (help)
17.7 knots (20.4 mph; 32.8 km/h) surfaced
7.6 knots (8.7 mph; 14.1 km/h) submerged
Range: list error: <br /> list (help)
15,725 km (8,491 nmi) at 10 kn (19 km/h) surfaced
150 km (81 nmi) at 4 kn (7.4 km/h) submerged
Test depth: list error: <br /> list (help)
250 m (820 ft)
Crush depth: 275–325 m (902–1,066 ft)
Complement: 44–52 officers and ratings
Armament: list error: <br /> list (help)
• 5 × 53.3 cm (21 in) torpedo tubes (four bow, one stern)
• 14 × G7e torpedoes or 26 TMA mines
• 1 × 8.8 cm (3.46 in) deck gun (220 rounds)
• Various AA guns
Service record[2]
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8th U-boat Flotilla
(25 August 1943–30 April 1944)
1st U-boat Flotilla
(1 May 1944–27 May 1944)
Commanders: list error: <br /> list (help)
Oblt. Werner Schmidt
(25 August 1943–27 May 1944)
Operations: list error: <br /> list (help)
One:
24 May–27 May 1944
Victories: None

German submarine U-292 was a Type VIIC/41 U-boat of the Nazi German Kriegsmarine during World War II.

She was laid down on 12 November 1942 by the Bremer Vulkan Werft (yard) at Bremen-Vegesack as 'werk' 57, launched on 20 July 1943, and commissioned on 25 August with Oberleutnant Werner Schmidt in command.

She was sunk by a British aircraft west of Trondheim in May 1944.

In one patrol, she sank or damaged no ships.

Service history

The boat's service life began with training with the 8th U-boat Flotilla in August 1943. She was then transferred to the 1st flotilla for operations on 1 May 1944.

Patrol and loss

Having carried out a series of short voyages from Kiel and Larvik [3] in Norway, the submarine departed Bergen (also in Norway) on 24 May 1944. On the 27th, she was sunk by depth charges dropped from a British B-24 Liberator of No. 59 Squadron RAF west of Trondheim.

Fifty-one men died; there were no survivors.

References

Notes
  1. ^ Kemp, Paul: U-Boats Destroyed - German Submarine Losses in the World Wars, 1997, Arms & Armour, ISBN 1-85409-515-3, p. 192
  2. ^ "The Type VIIC/41 boat U-292 - German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net". www.uboat.net. Retrieved 10 August 2012.
  3. ^ The Times Atlas of the World - Third edition, revised 1995, ISBN 0 7230 0809 4, p. 12
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