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German submarine U-169
Career (Nazi Germany)
Name: U-169
Ordered: 15 August 1940
Builder: Deutsche Schiff- und Maschinenbau AG, Bremen
Yard number: 708
Laid down: 15 May 1940
Launched: 6 June 1942[1]
Commissioned: 4 November 1942[2]
Fate: Sunk, 27 March 1943[3]
General characteristics
Type: Type IXC/40 submarine
Displacement: 1,120 t (1,100 long tons) surfaced
1,232 t (1,213 long tons) submerged
Length: 76.8 m (252 ft 0 in) o/a
58.7 m (192 ft 7 in) pressure hull
Beam: 6.9 m (22 ft 8 in) o/a
4.4 m (14 ft 5 in) pressure hull
Height: 9.6 m (31 ft 6 in)
Draft: 4.7 m (15 ft 5 in)
Propulsion: 2 × MAN M9V40/46 supercharged 9-cylinder diesel engines, 4,400 hp (3,281 kW)
2 × SSW GU345/34 double-acting electric motors, 1,000 hp (746 kW)
Speed: 19 knots (35 km/h) surfaced
7.3 knots (13.5 km/h) submerged
Range: 25,620 nmi (47,450 km) at 10 knots (19 km/h) surfaced
117 nmi (217 km) at 4 kn (7.4 km/h) submerged
Test depth: 230 m (750 ft)
Complement: 48 to 56
Armament: • 6 × torpedo tubes (four bow, two stern)
• 22 × 533 mm (21 in) torpedoes
• 1 × Utof 105 mm/45 deck gun (110 rounds)
• AA guns
Service record[4]
Part of: Kriegsmarine
4th U-boat Flotilla (training boat)
(16 November 1942–1 March 1943)
10th U-boat Flotilla
(1–27 March 1943)
Commanders: Oblt. Hermann Bauer (16 November 1942–27 March 1943)

German submarine U-169 was a Type IXC/40 U-boat of the Nazi German Kriegsmarine built for service during World War II. Her keel was laid down on 15 May 1941 by the Deutsche Schiff- und Maschinenbau AG in Bremen as 'werk' 708. She was launched on 6 June 1942 and commissioned on 16 November with Oberleutnant Hermann Bauer in command.

The U-boat's service began with training as part of the 4th U-boat Flotilla. She then moved to the 10th flotilla on 1 March 1943 for operations. She was sunk on 27 March 1943 by a British B-17 Flying Fortress of No. 206 Squadron RAF.

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Notes
  1. Kemp, Paul: U-Boats Destroyed - German Submarine Losses in the World Wars, 1999, Arms & Armour, ISBN 1-85409-515-3, p. 108
  2. Kemp, p. 108
  3. Kemp, p. 108
  4. "The Type IXC/40 boat U-169 - German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net". uboat.net. http://www.uboat.net/boats/u169.htm. Retrieved 20 July 2012. 
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