List of all U-boats

U-842

Type

IXC/40

 
Ordered20 Jan 1941
Laid down6 Apr 1942 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1048)
Launched14 Nov 1942
Commissioned1 Mar 1943Kptlt. Wolfgang Heller
Commanders
1 Mar 1943 - 6 Nov 1943  KrvKpt. Wolfgang Heller
Career
1 patrol
1 Mar 1943-31 Jul 1943  4. Flottille (training)
1 Aug 1943-6 Nov 1943  2. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sunk at 1400hrs on 6 November 1943 in the North Atlantic south-east of Newfoundland, in position 43.42N, 42.08W, by depth charges from the British sloops HMS Starling and HMS Wild Goose. 56 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

Wolfpack operations

U-842 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Schlieffen (14 Oct 1943 - 22 Oct 1943)
   Siegfried (22 Oct 1943 - 27 Oct 1943)
   Siegfried 3 (27 Oct 1943 - 30 Oct 1943)
   Jahn (30 Oct 1943 - 2 Nov 1943)
   Tirpitz 5 (2 Nov 1943 - 6 Nov 1943)

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-842 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


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel