|Ordered||5 Jan 1940|
|Laid down||19 Oct 1940||F Schichau GmbH, Danzig (werk 1493)|
|Launched||17 Jan 1942|
|Commissioned||21 Mar 1942||Korvkpt. Hans-Joachim Hesse|
|Successes||4 ships sunk, total tonnage 25,417 GRT|
Sunk 12 Feb 1943 west of Cape St. Vincent, in position 37.32N, 11.56W, by depth charges from a British Hudson aircraft (48 Sqdn.). 48 dead (all hands lost).
U-442 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Luchs (27 Sep 1942 - 6 Oct 1942)
Panther (6 Oct 1942 - 12 Oct 1942)
Leopard (12 Oct 1942 - 19 Oct 1942)
Veilchen (27 Oct 1942 - 4 Nov 1942)
Delphin (26 Dec 1942 - 12 Feb 1943)
Men lost from the boat
10 Oct 1942
On board U-442, bad weather caused an accident in which one man was badly injured.
Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
The Snorting Bull - U-47