WWI U-boats

UC 69

Type UC II
ShipyardBlohm & Voss, Hamburg (Werk 285)
Ordered 12 Jan 1916
Launched 7 Aug 1916
Commissioned 22 Dec 1916
Commanders
23 Dec 1916 - 8 Aug 1917 Kptlt. Erwin Waßner (Pour le Mérite)
9 Aug 1917 - 6 Dec 1917 Oblt. Hugo Thielmann
Career 9 patrols
6 Mar 1917 - 6 Dec 1917 Flandern/Flandern II Flotilla
Successes54 ships sunk with a total of 99,285 tons.
3 ships damaged with a total of 16,705 tons.
1 warship damaged with a total of 975 tons. (View ships hit by UC 69)
Fate 6 Dec 1917 - Collided with U 96 off Barfleur and sank at 49°49’N, 1°16’W (historical position). 11 dead, unknown number of survivors.

The wreck of UC 69 was located in 2017 by a Dutch minesweeper participating in an exercise off the French coat.


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