U-boat Fates

U-boat losses by year

U-boat Losses during 1942

This map shows 85 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 

April

U-boat CrewDeadSurv.Notes
3 Apr 1942U-702+44440Missing, lost to mines 
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 
29 May 1942U-568 47047Warship 

June

U-boat CrewDeadSurv.Notes
2 Jun 1942U-652 46046Aircraft 
13 Jun 1942U-157+52520Warship 
30 Jun 1942U-158+56560Aircraft 

July

U-boat CrewDeadSurv.Notes
3 Jul 1942U-215+48480Warship 
6 Jul 1942U-502+52520Aircraft 
7 Jul 1942U-701 46397Aircraft 
11 Jul 1942U-136+45450Warship 
13 Jul 1942U-153+52520Warship 
15 Jul 1942U-576+45450Aircraft & warship 
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+44440Aircraft & warship 
15 Sep 1942U-261+43430Aircraft 
16 Sep 1942U-457+45450Warship 
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 
15 Dec 1942U-626+47470Warship 
26 Dec 1942U-357 42366Warship 
27 Dec 1942U-356+46460Warship 


86 U-boats lost in 1942 (3,223 men died and 818 men survived those losses).
+ means that the boat was lost with all hands.

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

U-boat losses by year