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Patrol info for U-9

Date lookup for 18 Jan 1940

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
16 Jan 1940Kiel22 Jan 1940Wilhelmshaven7 days


Officers *

Oblt. Wolfgang Lüth

Oblt. Heinrich Schonder

Karl Albrecht

Ltn. Franz Gramitzky

Patrol description

Ordered to operate off the east coast of Britain. On 19 January, the boat was forced to abort the patrol because a fuel line broke and the next day arrived in Helgoland for repairs. On 22 January, U-9 was transferred from Helgoland to Wilhelmshaven.

U-9's position on 18 Jan 1940

Ships hit by U-9 on this date

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
18 Jan 1940U-9Wolfgang Lüth Flandria1,179swA

1 ship sunk (1,179 tons).

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