U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-9

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
4 Apr 1940Wilhelmshaven24 Apr 1940Kiel21 days


Officers *

Oblt. Wolfgang Lüth

Oblt. Heinrich Schonder

Ltn. Franz Gramitzky

Patrol description

Formed U-boat group 3 (Bergen) together with U-14, U-56, U-60 and U-62 for Operation Weseruebung, the German invasion of Denmark and Norway. On 14 April, the boat entered Bergen to resupply from the training ship Bremse.

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

We have daily positions for all 21 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-9 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol


20 Apr 1940. On 20 April 1940 the boat fired torpedoes at the Polish destroyer ORP Blyskawica, which missed.

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Attacks on U-9 during this patrol

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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