|Ordered||20 Jul 1934|
|Laid down||8 Apr 1935||F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 543)|
|Launched||30 Jul 1935|
|Commissioned||21 Aug 1935||Kptlt. Hans-Günther Looff|
|Successes||7 ships sunk, total tonnage 16,669 GRT|
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 552 tons
1 warship damaged, total tonnage 412 tons
Sunk at 1030hrs on 20 August 1944 in the Black Sea at Constanza, in position 44.10N, 28.41E, by bombs during Soviet air raid (VVS VMF).
Wreck raised on 22 October 1944 by Soviets and towed to Nikolaev. On 19 April 1945 renamed TS-16 for a planned reconstruction, but declared a total loss on 12 December 1946 and broken up.
Attacks on this boat and other events
27 Dec 1942
16.20 hrs, off Sochi in the Black Sea: a Soviet minesweeper dropped eight depth charges on the boat, causing minor damage. (Sources: Ritschel)
31 Mar 1944
U-9 was lying in Feodosia to refuel when the harbor was attacked by 18 Il-2 ground attack aircraft. The boat was damaged by strafing and a bomb hit made a dent in the pressure hull on port side aft, also wounding the commander by splinters who operated the 20mm AA gun himself. The gunners claimed hits on two aircraft that were seen to crash.
11 May 1944
Black Sea, south of Yalta: depth charges from a Soviet escort caused minor damage.
3 recorded attacks on this boat.
General notes on this boat
20 Apr 1940. On 20 April 1940 the boat fired torpedoes at the Polish destroyer ORP Blyskawica, which missed.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-9 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.
There was another U-9 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 22 Feb 1910 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 18 Apr 1910. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about SM U 9 during WWI.