A unique set of circumstances in the Study Area surrounds the losses of U269 and U1191 in the central English Channel within a few hours of each other on 25 June 1944. Due to reasons that cannot now be known, there is some positional confusion within the historical text. This led to the offi cial explanation of the loss of U1191 , promulgated in the 1946 List, later falling under suspicion and actually being reassessed as being sunk elsewhere.