List of all U-boats

U-142

Type

IID

 
Ordered25 Sep 1939
Laid down12 Dec 1939 Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 271)
Launched27 Jul 1940
Commissioned4 Sep 1940Oblt. Nicolai Clausen
Commanders
4 Sep 1940 - 13 Oct 1940  Ltn. Asmus Nicolai Clausen (Knights Cross)
14 Oct 1940 - 12 Oct 1941  Kptlt. Paul-Hugo Kettner
21 Oct 1941 - 17 Mar 1942   Siegfried Lindke
18 Mar 1942 - 12 Sep 1942  Oblt. Hans-Joachim Bertelsmann
13 Sep 1942 - 24 Dec 1942  Oblt. Johann-Otto Krieg (Knights Cross)
25 Dec 1942 - 4 Mar 1944   Karl-Heinz Laudahn
5 Mar 1944 - 6 Feb 1945  Oblt. Carl Schauroth
7 Feb 1945 - 2 May 1945  Oblt. Friedrich Baumg√§rtel
Career
3 patrols
4 Sep 1940-16 Oct 1940  1. Flottille (training)
17 Oct 1940-18 Dec 1940  24. Flottille (training)
19 Dec 1940-21 Jun 1941  22. Flottille (school boat)
22 Jun 1941-31 Aug 1941  22. Flottille (active service)
1 Sep 1941-1 May 1945  22. Flottille (school boat)
2 May 1945-2 May 1945  5. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Scuttled on 2 May, 1945 in the Raederschleuse at Wilhelmshaven. Wreck broken up, date unknown.

Final location

View the 3 war patrols

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-142 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.


U-boat and Diamond

Media links


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 1

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay

There was another U-142 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 4 Mar 1918 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 10 Nov 1918. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about the U 142 during WWI.