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Ordered15 Aug 1940
Laid down15 May 1941 Deutsche Schiff und Maschinenbau AG, Bremen (werk 708)
Launched6 Jun 1942
Commissioned16 Nov 1942Oblt. Hermann Bauer
16 Nov 1942 - 27 Mar 1943  Oblt. Hermann Bauer
1 patrol
16 Nov 1942-1 Mar 1943  4. Flottille (training)
1 Mar 1943-27 Mar 1943  10. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk on 27 March 1943 in the North Atlantic south of Iceland, in position 60.54N, 15.25W, by depth charges from a British Fortress aircraft (206 Sqn RAF/L). 54 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-169 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.

Bird with Twig

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

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