|Ordered||23 Mar 1942|
|Laid down||24 Feb 1943||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 209)|
|Launched||5 Jan 1944|
|Commissioned||10 Feb 1944||Oblt. Klaus Hilgendorf|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Surrendered on 10 May 1945 at Loch Eriboll, Scotland.
Later transferred to Loch Ryan via Lisahally.
Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
This boat is a dive site
Innes McCartney dove on this boat in 2002 (see his report).Depth: 187 feet (57 meters)
Position (lat, long): 55.31, -7.24
See more U-boat dive sites.
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus and sailed equipped with it in November 1944 but it was of course installed prior to that date.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-1009 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
Elephant with Cards