|Ordered||20 Jan 1941|
|Laid down||18 Sep 1941||Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 34)|
|Launched||24 Jun 1942|
|Commissioned||19 Aug 1942||Oblt. Karl-Heinz Harflinger|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk 25 June, 1944 in the Channel south-east of Torquay, in position 50.01N, 02.59W, by depth charges from the British frigate HMS Bickerton. 13 dead and 39 survivors.
Attacks on this boat and other events
1 Dec 1943
Allied forces attacked the boat and caused very serious damage, forcing the boat to return to base. She reached St. Nazaire on 15 Dec. (Date is approximate) (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 442)
1 recorded attack on this boat.
General notes on this boat
The wreck was located in 1951 during the search for the British submarine HMS Affray, which sank with all hands on 16 April, 1951 when her snorkel mast broke off near Alderney.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-269 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
Horseshoe and Broom