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Ordered20 Jan 1941
Laid down1 Oct 1941 Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 300)
Launched8 Aug 1942
Commissioned7 Oct 1942Oblt. Emil Claussen
7 Oct 1942 - 25 Mar 1943  Oblt. Emil Claussen
1 patrol
7 Oct 1942-1 Mar 1943  5. Flottille (training)
1 Mar 1943-25 Mar 1943  3. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk on 25 March 1943 in the North Atlantic south of Iceland, in position 62.12N, 16.40W, by depth charges from a British Fortress aircraft (206 Sqn RAF/L). 47 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-469 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 1

Wynn, Kenneth

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel