|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. Boat ended up in Operation Deadlight.
Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
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. Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.
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.