|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 the 20 Aug 1944 at Konstanza, Black Sea in position 44.12N, 28.41E, by bombs from Soviet aircraft.
In 1945 the Soviets raised the boat and brought it in the Russian harbour Nikolaev. She became in 1945 the USSR TS-16, but due to extensive damages she was broken up sometime after 12 Dec, 1946.
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)
11 May 1944
Black Sea, south of Yalta: depth charges from a Soviet escort caused light damage.
2 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.