List of all U-boats

U-842

Type

IXC/40

 
Ordered20 Jan 1941
Laid down6 Apr 1942 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1048)
Launched14 Nov 1942
Commissioned1 Mar 1943Kptlt. Wolfgang Heller
Commanders
1 Mar 1943 - 6 Nov 1943  KrvKpt. Wolfgang Heller
Career
1 patrol
1 Mar 1943-31 Jul 1943  4. Flottille (training)
1 Aug 1943-6 Nov 1943  2. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sunk at 1400hrs on 6 Nov 1943 in the western North Atlantic, in position 43.42N, 42.08W, by depth charges from the British sloops HMS Starling and HMS Wild Goose. 56 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

Wolfpack operations

U-842 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Schlieffen (14 Oct 1943 - 22 Oct 1943)
   Siegfried (22 Oct 1943 - 27 Oct 1943)
   Siegfried 3 (27 Oct 1943 - 30 Oct 1943)
   Jahn (30 Oct 1943 - 2 Nov 1943)
   Tirpitz 5 (2 Nov 1943 - 6 Nov 1943)

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-842 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


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel