U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-9

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.

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-9

We have daily positions for all 7 days on this patrol.

Departure from Kiel on 16 Jan 1940.
17 Jan 1940 - 18 Jan 1940 - 19 Jan 1940 - 20 Jan 1940 - 21 Jan 1940 -
Arrival at Wilhelmshaven on 22 Jan 1940.

Ships hit by U-9 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
18 Jan 1940U-9Wolfgang Lüth Flandria1,179swA
19 Jan 1940U-9Wolfgang Lüth Patria1,188swB

2 ships sunk (2,367 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.

General Events during this patrol

We have no events listed for this patrol.

Add more events! If you know of an interesting event either missing from this date or an upcoming event that you'd like to share please contact us. We continuously update these databases.

Attacks on U-9 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-9 duing this patrol.

If you believe we have omitted an attack on U-9 please let us know.

See all patrols for U-9

* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

Return to U-boat Patrols main page