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HMS Avenger



4th September 1915 U-Boat Index - WW1  SM U-69

Type U 66 Shipyard Germaniawerft, Kiel (Werk 206) Ordered 2 Feb 1913 Laid down 7 Feb 1914 Launched 24 Jun 1915 Commissioned 4 Sep 1915

Commanders.
4 Sep 1915 - 23 Jul 1917 Ernst Wilhelms

Career 6 patrols.
4 Mar 1916 - 23 Jul 1917 IV Flotilla

Successes 31 ships sunk with a total of 102,875 tons.
1 ship damaged with a total of 1,648 tons.

  • 15 Apr 1916 U 69 Ernst Wilhelms Fairport 3,838 br
  • 15 Apr 1916 U 69 Ernst Wilhelms Schwanden 844 ru
  • 16 Apr 1916 U 69 Ernst Wilhelms Glendoon 1,918 nw
  • 16 Apr 1916 U 69 Ernst Wilhelms Harrovian 4,309 br
  • 16 Apr 1916 U 69 Ernst Wilhelms Papelera 1,591 nw
  • 17 Apr 1916 U 69 Ernst Wilhelms Ernest Reyer 2,708 fr
  • 18 Apr 1916 U 69 Ernst Wilhelms Ravenhill 1,826 br
  • 20 Apr 1916 U 69 Ernst Wilhelms Cairngowan 4,017 br
  • 11 Jul 1916 U 69 Ernst Wilhelms Era 168 br
  • 20 Oct 1916 U 69 Ernst Wilhelms Cabotia 4,309 br
  • 24 Oct 1916 U 69 Ernst Wilhelms Sola 3,057 nw
  • 26 Oct 1916 U 69 Ernst Wilhelms North Wales 4,072 br
  • 26 Oct 1916 U 69 Ernst Wilhelms Rappahannock 3,871 br
  • 2 Nov 1916 U 69 Ernst Wilhelms Spero 1,132 br
  • 3 Nov 1916 U 69 Ernst Wilhelms Bertha 591 sw
  • 20 Apr 1917 U 69 Ernst Wilhelms Annapolis 4,567 br
  • 25 Apr 1917 U 69 Ernst Wilhelms Hesperides 3,393 br
  • 26 Apr 1917 U 69 Ernst Wilhelms Rio Lages 3,591 br
  • 26 Apr 1917 U 69 Ernst Wilhelms Vauxhall 3,629 br
  • 1 May 1917 U 69 Ernst Wilhelms Rockingham 4,555 am
  • 2 May 1917 U 69 Ernst Wilhelms Troilus 7,625 br
  • 29 May 1917 U 69 Ernst Wilhelms Argo 123 sw
  • 29 May 1917 U 69 Ernst Wilhelms Ines 261 sw
  • 29 May 1917 U 69 Ernst Wilhelms Consul N. Nielsen 1,395 da
  • 31 May 1917 U 69 Ernst Wilhelms Esneh 3,247 br
  • 3 Jun 1917 U 69 Ernst Wilhelms Luisa (damaged) 1,648 it
  • 6 Jun 1917 U 69 Ernst Wilhelms Parthenia 5,160 br
  • 8 Jun 1917 U 69 Ernst Wilhelms Enidwen 3,594 br
  • 8 Jun 1917 U 69 Ernst Wilhelms Saragossa 3,541 br
  • 13 Jun 1917 U 69 Ernst Wilhelms Kelvinbank 4,072 br
  • 14 Jun 1917 U 69 Ernst Wilhelms Avenger 13,441 br
  • 24 Jul 1917 U 69 Ernst Wilhelms Mikelis 2,430 gr

Fate 11 Jul 1917 - Last contact on July 11, 1917 while en route to patrol station off Ireland. 40 dead (all hands lost).

Loss possibly linked to D/C attack on July 12 off Norway. The German official history notes a U-boat was operating through at least July 26 in the Irish Sea at this time that could only have been U 69, though this does not offer a cause for her loss.

There was another U 69 in World War Two.
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 19 Sep 1940 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 2 Nov 1940.

John Doran


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during the Great War 1914-1918.

  • Kerr David. (d.14th June 1917)
  • Urquhart William James. Lt.(E)

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