U-boat Fates

U-boat losses by year

U-boat Losses during 1942

This map shows 87 positions of U-boats lost in 1942. The map is clickable and zoom-able (with the mouse-wheel). Blue markers indicate U-boat losses to aircraft.

January

U-boat CrewDeadSurv.Notes
12 Jan 1942U-374 43421Warship 
15 Jan 1942U-93 46640Warship 
15 Jan 1942U-577+43430Aircraft 

February

U-boat CrewDeadSurv.Notes
2 Feb 1942U-581 45441Warship 
6 Feb 1942U-82+45450Warship 

March

U-boat CrewDeadSurv.Notes
1 Mar 1942U-656+45450Aircraft 
14 Mar 1942U-133+45450Lost to mines 
15 Mar 1942U-503+51510Aircraft 
24 Mar 1942U-655+45450Warship 
27 Mar 1942U-587+42420Warship 
30 Mar 1942U-585+44440Lost to mines 
31 Mar 1942U-702+44440Lost to minesWarship 

April

U-boat CrewDeadSurv.Notes
14 Apr 1942U-85+46460Warship 
14 Apr 1942U-252+44440Warship 

May

U-boat CrewDeadSurv.Notes
2 May 1942U-74+47470Warship 
2 May 1942U-573 44143Aircraft 
9 May 1942U-352 481533Warship 
28 May 1942U-568 47047Aircraft & warship 

June

U-boat CrewDeadSurv.Notes
2 Jun 1942U-652 46046Aircraft 
13 Jun 1942U-157+52520Warship 
30 Jun 1942U-158+54540Aircraft 

July

U-boat CrewDeadSurv.Notes
3 Jul 1942U-215+48480Warship 
6 Jul 1942U-153+52520Aircraft 
6 Jul 1942U-502+52520Aircraft 
7 Jul 1942U-701 46397Aircraft 
11 Jul 1942U-136+45450Warship 
15 Jul 1942U-576+45450Aircraft 
17 Jul 1942U-751+48480Aircraft 
24 Jul 1942U-90+44440Warship 
30 Jul 1942U-166+52520Warship 
31 Jul 1942U-213+50500Warship 
31 Jul 1942U-588+46460Warship 
31 Jul 1942U-754+43430Aircraft 

August

U-boat CrewDeadSurv.Notes
3 Aug 1942U-335 44431Warship 
4 Aug 1942U-372 48048Aircraft & warship 
6 Aug 1942U-210 43637Warship 
6 Aug 1942U-578+49490Missing 
6 Aug 1942U-612 45243Accident 
8 Aug 1942U-379 45405Warship 
20 Aug 1942U-464 54252Aircraft 
22 Aug 1942U-654+44440Aircraft 
28 Aug 1942U-94 451926Aircraft & warship 

September

U-boat CrewDeadSurv.Notes
1 Sep 1942U-756+43430Warship 
2 Sep 1942U-222 45423Accident 
3 Sep 1942U-162 51249Warship 
3 Sep 1942U-705+45450Aircraft 
12 Sep 1942U-88+46460Warship 
14 Sep 1942U-589+44480Aircraft & warship 
15 Sep 1942U-261+43430Aircraft 
16 Sep 1942U-457+45450Warship 
21 Sep 1942U-446 412318
25 Sep 1942U-253+45450Lost to mines 
27 Sep 1942U-165+51510Aircraft 

October

U-boat CrewDeadSurv.Notes
2 Oct 1942U-512 52511Aircraft 
5 Oct 1942U-582+46460Aircraft 
5 Oct 1942U-619+44440Aircraft 
6 Oct 1942U-116+56560Missing 
8 Oct 1942U-179+61610Warship 
9 Oct 1942U-171 522230Lost to mines 
12 Oct 1942U-597+49490Aircraft 
15 Oct 1942U-661+44440Warship 
16 Oct 1942U-353 45639Warship 
20 Oct 1942U-216+45450Aircraft 
22 Oct 1942U-412+47470Aircraft 
24 Oct 1942U-599+44440Aircraft 
27 Oct 1942U-627+44440Aircraft 
30 Oct 1942U-520+53530Aircraft 
30 Oct 1942U-559 45738Aircraft & warship 
30 Oct 1942U-658+48480Aircraft 

November

U-boat CrewDeadSurv.Notes
4 Nov 1942U-132+47470 
5 Nov 1942U-408+45450Aircraft 
12 Nov 1942U-272 482919Accident 
12 Nov 1942U-660 47245Warship 
13 Nov 1942U-411+46460Aircraft 
14 Nov 1942U-595 45045Aircraft 
14 Nov 1942U-605+46460Aircraft 
15 Nov 1942U-98+46460Warship 
15 Nov 1942U-259+48480Aircraft 
16 Nov 1942U-173+57570Warship 
17 Nov 1942U-331 493217Aircraft 
21 Nov 1942U-184+50500Missing 
21 Nov 1942U-517 53152Aircraft 

December

U-boat CrewDeadSurv.Notes
8 Dec 1942U-254 45414Accident 
8 Dec 1942U-611+45450Aircraft 
14 Dec 1942U-626+47470Missing 
26 Dec 1942U-357 42366Warship 
27 Dec 1942U-356+46460Warship 


86 U-boats lost in 1942 (3,248 men died and 836 men survived those losses).
+ means that the boat was lost with all hands.

1 U-boats stricken from records (often after sustaining prior combat damage) and boats scuttled in harbour by their own crews are not included in the losses figure here. We, however, include them in the listing for better view of events.

U-boats scuttled at sea after battle damage are considered war losses and are shown above.

U-boat losses by year