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Ordered5 Jun 1941
Laid down12 May 1942 F Schichau GmbH, Danzig (werk 1545)
Launched4 Feb 1943
Commissioned1 May 1943Kptlt. Heinz Schwassmann
1 May 1943 - 18 Jul 1944  Kptlt. Heinz Schwassmann
2 patrols
1 May 1943-31 Mar 1944  8. Flottille (training)
1 Apr 1944-31 May 1944  6. Flottille (active service)
1 Jun 1944-18 Jul 1944  13. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk on 18 July 1944 in the Norwegian Sea west of Narvik, Norway, in position 68.24N, 09.51E, by depth charges from a British Catalina aircraft (210 Sqn RAF/Z). 52 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

View the 2 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-742 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Grimm (31 May 1944 - 6 Jun 1944)

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-742 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.

Blue Dog biting Warship

Media links

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

Wynn, Kenneth

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel