U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-409

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
14 Feb 1943Brest12 Apr 1943Brest58 days


Officers *

Oblt. Hanns-Ferdinand Massmann

Oblt. Harald Muhs

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-409

We have daily positions for all 58 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-409 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Sturmbock (21 Feb 1943 - 26 Feb 1943)
   Wildfang (26 Feb 1943 - 5 Mar 1943)
   Westmark (6 Mar 1943 - 11 Mar 1943)

Ships hit by U-409 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
9 Mar 1943U-409Hanns-Ferdinand Massmann Malantic3,837amSC-121A
9 Mar 1943U-409Hanns-Ferdinand Massmann Rosewood5,989brSC-121B

2 ships sunk (9,826 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.

General Events during this patrol


24 Feb 1943. U-409 encountered a lifeboat with 15 survivors from Eulima, sunk by U-186 (Hesemann) the day before, and took the second and third officers aboard as prisoners.

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Attacks on U-409 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-409 duing this patrol.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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