U-869 (U-Who)

Body of Water: Atlantic Ocean

Site Quality: Gold Stars

Site Plan by Dan Crowel


Vessel Type: Type IXC/40 U-boat

Built: 1943 AG Weser, Bremen Germany

Length x Beam x Depth ft [m]: 252.8' x 22.5'x 15.3'   [76.76] x [6.86] x [4.67]

Tonnage: 1051 Gross

Official Number: Hull 1077

Other Names: None


Loss Details:

The boat was sunk on Feb 11 1945 off New Jersey, USA in position 39.33N, 73.02W by Hedgehogs and depth charges from the American destroyer escorts USS Howard D. Crow and USS Koiner. 56 dead (all hands lost). Site discovered Sept. 2, 1991

Date of Loss: Sunday, February 11, 1945

Location of Loss: Off New Jersey USA


Site Details:

The U869 sits upright on a hard bottom. Her conning tower lies off the port side.

Highlights: Engine Room, Gun Mount, Conning Tower, Rudder.

Dive Depth ft [m]: 220' [67.1]

Bibliography


uboat.net

"The U-869 Project File"; Chatterton, John

u869.com; Kohler, Richie

njscuba.net Galiano, Rich

NOVA "Sole Survivor of U869".

"The Fate of the U869 Reexamined - Part I"; Yurga,John; Kohler,Richie; Chatterton, John; Wreck Diving Magazine No. 17; 2009.

"The Fate of the U869 Reexamined - Part II"; Yurga,John; Kohler,Richie; Chatterton, John; Wreck Diving Magazine No. 18; 2009.

"The Fate of the U869 Reexamined - Part III"; Yurga,John; Kohler,Richie; Chatterton, John; Wreck Diving Magazine No. 19; 2009.

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