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Career (Nazi Germany)
Name: U-9
Ordered: July 20, 1934
Builder: Germaniawerft, Kiel, yard 543
Laid down: April 8, 1935
Launched: July 30, 1935
Commissioned: August 21, 1935
Fate: Sunk August 24, 1944 at Konstanza, Black Sea.
Class and type: Type II U-boat
Service record
Part of: Kriegsmarine:
1. Unterseebootsflottille
21. Unterseebootsflottille
24. Unterseebootsflottille
30. Unterseebootsflottille
Identification codes: M 13 068
Commanders: Hans-Günther Looff
Werner von Schmidt
Ludwig Mathes
Max-Martin Schulte
Wolfgang Lüth
Wolfgang Kaufmann
Joachim Deecke
Hans-Joachim Schmidt-Weichert
Heinrich Klapdor
Martin Landt-Hayen
Klaus Petersen
Operations: 19
Victories: 7 ships sunk for a total of 16,669 gross register tons (GRT)
1 warship sunk for a total of 552 tons
1 warship damaged for a total of 412 tons

German submarine U-9 was a Type IIB U-boat of the German Kriegsmarine. Her keel was laid down on April 8, 1935 by Germaniawerft in Kiel. She was launched on July 30, 1935 and commissioned on August 21, 1935 with Kapitänleutnant Hans-Günther Looff in command.

U-9 conducted 19 patrols under a series of commanders, including U-boat ace Wolfgang Lüth, sinking eight ships totalling 17,221 tons and damaging another displacing 412 tons. This included the French Sirène class coastal submarine Doris.


To serve in the 30. Unterseebootsflottille, it was transported via land and the Danube to the Black Sea. At 1030hrs on August 20, 1944 at Constanţa in the Black Sea in position 44°12′N 28°41′E / 44.2°N 28.683°E / 44.2; 28.683, U-9 was sunk by bombs from Soviet aircraft. In 1945 the Soviets raised the boat and brought it into Mykolaiv. She was repaired and in 1945 was commissioned into the Soviet Navy as TS-16, but did not perform well and was broken up December 12, 1946.


  • Sharpe, Peter, U-Boat Fact File, Midland Publishing, Great Britain: 1998. ISBN 1-85780-072-9.

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