|Ordered||6 Nov 1943|
|Laid down||10 Nov 1944||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 2542)|
|Launched||22 Jan 1945|
|Commissioned||5 Mar 1945||Oblt. Otto Hübschen|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk 3 April 1945 at the Hindenburg bank at Kiel, by bombs. Wreck broken up.
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.