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U 1169

U 1169
Type VII C/41
Laid down 9 Apr 1943 Danziger Werft, Danzig
Commissioned 9 Feb 1944 Oblt. Heinz Goldbeck
Commanders 02.44 - 04.45 Oblt. Heinz Goldbeck

Career

February 1944 - January 1945 8 U-Flottille (Danzig)
February 1945 - April 1945 11 U-Flottille (Bergen) front boat

Patrol 1 8 February 1945. Left Kiel and arrived at Horten on 13 February 1945.

Patrol 2 18 February 1945. Left Horten and arrived at Kristiansand on 19 February 1945.

Patrol 3 20 February 1945. Left for British coastal waters. In early March U 1169’s engines were damaged. The boat was lost from an unknown cause after the 8th, either south west of Ireland or in her operational area in the English Channel.

There were no known survivors, 50 dead. Some sources suggest that U 1169 was sunk on 29 March 1945 in the English Channel south of Lizard Point, in position 4958'N, 0525'W, by depth charges from the British frigate HMS Duckworth. 49 killed (all crew lost) The mine explosion observed from the A/S trawler HMT Willow on 5 April in position 5203’N, 0553’W, and formerly credited for the loss of U 1169 was actually U 242's last dying gasp.