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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 27 March 1943 south of Iceland, in position 60.54N, 15.25W, by depth charges from a British B-17 Fortress aircraft (Sqdn. 206/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