|Ordered||20 Sep 1943|
|Laid down||29 Aug 1944||Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 496)|
|Launched||13 Oct 1944|
|Commissioned||1 Nov 1944||Oblt. Berchthold Schad von Mittelbiberach|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
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.
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.