|Ordered||25 Sep 1939|
|Laid down||12 Dec 1939||Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 271)|
|Launched||27 Jul 1940|
|Commissioned||4 Sep 1940||Oblt. Nicolai Clausen|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Scuttled on 2 May, 1945 in the Raederschleuse at Wilhelmshaven. Wreck broken up, date unknown.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-142 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat! See the emblem page for this boat or view each one below.
U-boat and a diamond
There was another U-142 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 4 Mar 1918 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 10 Nov 1918. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about the U 142 during WWI.