|Shipyard ||Germaniawerft, Kiel (Werk 206)|
|Ordered ||2 Feb 1913 ||Laid down ||7 Feb 1914 |
|Launched ||24 Jun 1915 ||Commissioned ||4 Sep 1915 |
|Career ||6 patrols|
|4 Mar 1916 - 23 Jul 1917 IV Flotilla
|Successes||31 ships sunk with a total of 102,875 tons.|
1 ship damaged with a total of 1,648 tons.
|Fate ||11 Jul 1917 - Last contact on July 11, 1917 while en route to patrol station off Ireland. 40 dead (all hands lost).
|Loss possibly linked to D/C attack on July 12 off Norway. The German official history notes an U-boat was operating through at least July 26 in the Irish Sea at this time that could only have been U 69, though this does not offer a cause for her loss.|
See the 32 ships hit by U 69
There was another U 69 in World War Two|
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 19 Sep 1940 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 2 Nov 1940. Take a look at the U 69 from WWII.