U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-9

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
16 May 1940Wilhelmshaven30 May 1940Kiel15 days


Officers *

Oblt. Wolfgang Lüth

Ltn. Franz Gramitzky

Patrol description

Patrol off the Belgian coast to operate against ships escaping to England.

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

We have daily positions for all 15 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-9 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
23 May 1940U-9Wolfgang Lüth Sigurd Faulbaum3,256beA

1 ship sunk (3,256 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.

General Events during this patrol


18 May 1940. U-9 encountered an enemy submarine in the North Sea, but neither boat attacked.

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Attacks on U-9 during this patrol

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

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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