U 869

New Jersey,USA

U 869 disappeared in the deep outside the coast of New Jersey in February 1945. The cause for her loss was a complete mystery, and it was believed that U 869 had been lost outside Rabat in North Africa. But after divers found the wreck in September 1991, several items from the wreck was salvaged, and a name of one of her crew members was found, as other artifacts that confirmed her identity. It is believed she was spotted and sunk by the US Coast guard escort USS Howard D. Crow 11. February 1945. The wreck rest today on a depth of 73 meter standing on her keel, about 52 nautical miles outside New Jersey.

Former names:
U 869

76,5 x 6,5 x 4,7 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1032 displ ( surfaced ) Bremen ( D ) 1943 ( D )

39.33N, 73.02W
( Source: Uboat.net )

Picture: U 805, a type IXC\40 uboat
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