List of all U-boats

U-2342

Type

XXIII

 
Ordered20 Sep 1943
Laid down29 Aug 1944 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 496)
Launched13 Oct 1944
Commissioned1 Nov 1944Oblt. Berchthold Schad von Mittelbiberach
Commanders
1 Nov 1944 - 26 Dec 1944  Oblt. Berthold Schad von Mittelbiberach
Career
No patrols
1 Nov 1944-26 Dec 1944  32. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sunk at 2240hrs on 26 Dec 1944 in the Baltic Sea north of Swinemünde, in position 54.01.8N, 14.15.20E, by a mine. 7 dead, unknown number of survivors.

Loss position

General notes on this boat

Wreck was still in this location in August 1953.

The wreck was probably blown up during 30 Oct - 3 Nov, 1954 and further broken up at Karlshagen.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-2342 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


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel