U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-209

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
15 Mar 1942Helgoland1 Apr 1942Kirkenes18 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Heinrich Brodda

Ltn. Hermann Schultz

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-209

We have daily positions for all 18 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-209 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Ziethen (23 Mar 1942 - 29 Mar 1942)
   Eiswolf (29 Mar 1942 - 31 Mar 1942)

Ships hit by U-209 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-209 during this patrol

28 Mar 1942
At 07.04 hrs, the boat was sighted by HMS Blackfly, escorting the Polish steam merchant Tobruk, a straggler from convoy PQ 13. The guns of the armed trawler were frozen and could not be used, but after U-209 dived, two depth charges were launched, of which only one exploded. At 07.42 hrs, U-209 missed the escort with a stern torpedo, who responded with two more depth charges, also with no success. Shortly afterwards they lost sight of each other in a flurry of snow. (Sources: KTB U-209/ADM 237-164)

29 Mar 1942
11.03 hrs, Barents Sea: the boat dived after being sighted by HMS Hussar and HMS Gossamer. Both minesweepers then carried out seven attacks runs until 12.44 hrs, launching 30 depth charges with difficulty, as the traps were frozen. At the end of the hunt they heard two underwater detonations and claimed the sinking of a U-boat. U-209 had, however, managed to escape undamaged after the first few attacks. (Sources: KTB U-209/ADM 199-1782)

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