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 [1]
Class and 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
Height: 9.6 m (31 ft 6 in)
Draft: 4.74 m (15 ft 7 in)
Propulsion: 2 × supercharged Germaniawerft 6-cylinder 4-stroke F46 diesel engines, totalling 2,800–3,200 PS (2,800–3,200 bhp; 2,100–2,400 kW). Max rpm: 470-490
2 × Brown, Boveri & Cie. electric motors, totalling 750 PS (740 shp; 550 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 nmi (15,700 km; 9,800 mi) at 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph) surfaced
80 nmi (150 km; 92 mi) 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:

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 yard number 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[2]
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gröner 1985, pp. 72-74.
  2. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Ships hit by U-92". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Busch, Rainer; Röll, Hans-Joachim (1999). Deutsche U-Boot-Verluste von September 1939 bis Mai 1945. Der U-Boot-Krieg (in German) IV (Hamburg, Berlin, Bonn: Mittler). ISBN 3-8132-0514-2. 
  • Gröner, Erich (1985). U-Boote, Hilfskreuzer, Minenschiffe, Netzleger, Sperrbrecher. Die deutschen Kriegsschiffe 1815–1945 (in German) III (Koblenz: Bernard & Graefe). ISBN 3-7637-4802-4. 

External links[edit]

  • Helgason, Guðmundur. "The Type VIIC boat U-92". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  • Hofmann, Markus. "U 92". Deutsche U-Boote 1935-1945 - u-boot-archiv.de (in German). Retrieved 26 December 2014.