List of all U-boats

U-2542

Type

XXI

 
Ordered6 Nov 1943
Laid down10 Nov 1944 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 2542)
Launched22 Jan 1945
Commissioned5 Mar 1945Oblt. Otto Hübschen
Commanders
5 Mar 1945 - 3 Apr 1945  Oblt. Otto Hübschen
Career
No patrols
5 Mar 1945-3 Apr 1945  31. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sunk 3 April, 1945 at the Hindenburg bank at Kiel, by bombs. Wreck broken up.

Loss position

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-2542 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.


Media links


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel