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Ordered20 Jan 1941
Laid down18 Sep 1941 Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 34)
Launched24 Jun 1942
Commissioned19 Aug 1942Oblt. Karl-Heinz Harflinger
19 Aug 1942 - 29 Apr 1943  Oblt. Karl-Heinrich Harlfinger
Jun, 1943 - 4 Sep 1943  Oblt. Otto Hansen
5 Sep 1943 - 21 Mar 1944  Kptlt. Karl-Heinrich Harlfinger
6 Apr 1944 - 25 Jun 1944  Oblt. Georg Uhl
5 patrols
19 Aug 1942-31 Mar 1943  8. Flottille (training)
1 Apr 1943-31 Oct 1943  11. Flottille (active service)
1 Nov 1943-25 Jun 1944  6. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk on 25 June 1944 in the English Channel south-east of Torquay, in position 49.56N, 02.46W, by depth charges from the British frigate HMS Bickerton. 13 dead and 39 survivors.

Loss position

View the 5 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-269 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Eisbär (27 Mar 1943 - 15 Apr 1943)
   Coronel (4 Dec 1943 - 4 Dec 1943)
   Dragoner (22 May 1944 - 28 May 1944)

Attacks on this boat and other events

1 Dec 1943
Allied forces attacked the boat and caused very serious damage, forcing the boat to return to base. She reached St. Nazaire on 15 Dec. (Date is approximate) (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 442)

1 recorded attack on this boat.

General notes on this boat

The wreck was located in 1951 during the search for the British submarine HMS Affray, which sank with all hands on 16 April, 1951 when her snorkel mast broke off near Alderney.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-269 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.

Horseshoe and Broom

Media links

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 1

Wynn, Kenneth

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