List of all U-boats

U-969

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered5 Jun 1941
Laid down29 May 1942 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 169)
Launched11 Feb 1943
Commissioned24 Mar 1943Ltnt. Max Dobbert
Commanders
24 Mar 1943 - 6 Aug 1944  Oblt. (R) Max Dobbert
Career
3 patrols
24 Mar 1943-30 Sep 1943  5. Flottille (training)
1 Oct 1943-29 Feb 1944  7. Flottille (active service)
1 Mar 1944-6 Aug 1944  29. Flottille (active service)
Successes2 ships a total loss, total tonnage 14,352 GRT
Fate

Destroyed on 6 Aug, 1944 in the Mediterranean at Toulon, France by bombs from US B-24 aircraft.

Loss position

See the 2 ships hit by U-969 - View the 3 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-969 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Siegfried (22 Oct 1943 - 27 Oct 1943)
   Siegfried 1 (27 Oct 1943 - 30 Oct 1943)
   K├Ârner (30 Oct 1943 - 2 Nov 1943)
   Tirpitz 2 (2 Nov 1943 - 8 Nov 1943)
   Eisenhart 3 (9 Nov 1943 - 15 Nov 1943)
   Schill 2 (17 Nov 1943 - 22 Nov 1943)
   Weddigen (22 Nov 1943 - 4 Dec 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-969 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


Shooting Star

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