|Ordered||2 Apr 1942|
|Laid down||14 Jul 1943||F Schichau GmbH, Danzig (werk 1579)|
|Launched||9 Feb 1944|
|Commissioned||13 Apr 1944||Oblt. Ewald Hüsenbeck|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Scuttled on 18 December 1944 in the English Channel east of the Isles of Scilly, in position 49.57N, 05.47W, after running aground on Wolf Rock. 9 dead and 44 survivors.
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus and sailed equipped with it in November 1944 but it was of course installed prior to that date. Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-1209 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
Crosses and Crown