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Ordered23 Mar 1942
Laid down24 Feb 1943 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 209)
Launched5 Jan 1944
Commissioned10 Feb 1944Oblt. Klaus Hilgendorf
10 Feb 1944 - 10 May 1945  Oblt. (R) Klaus Hilgendorf
Nov, 1944 - Feb, 1945  Oblt. Dietrich Zehle
2 patrols
10 Feb 1944-31 Oct 1944  31. Flottille (training)
1 Nov 1944-8 May 1945  11. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Surrendered on 10 May 1945 at Loch Eriboll, Scotland.

Later transferred to Loch Ryan via Lisahally.

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Sunk on 16 December, 1945 at 55.31N x 07.24W by naval gunfire.

Final location

View the 2 war patrols

This boat is a dive site

Innes McCartney dove on this boat in 2002 (see his report).

Depth: 187 feet (57 meters)
Position (lat, long): 55.31, -7.24

See more U-boat dive sites.

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat

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-1009 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.

Elephant with Cards

Media links

The Grey Wolves of Eriboll

David M. Hird

The Royal Navy and German Naval Disarmament, 1942-1947

Madsen, Chris
($ 58.77)

U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

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