List of all U-boats

U-409

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered30 Oct 1939
Laid down26 Oct 1940 Danziger Werft AG, Danzig (werk 110)
Launched23 Sep 1941
Commissioned21 Jan 1942Oblt. Hanns-Ferdinand Massmann
Commanders
21 Jan 1942 - 12 Jul 1943  Oblt. Hanns-Ferdinand Massmann
Career
6 patrols
21 Jan 1942-31 Aug 1942  5. Flottille (training)
1 Sep 1942-30 Jun 1943  9. Flottille (active service)
1 Jul 1943-12 Jul 1943  29. Flottille (active service)
Successes4 ships sunk, total tonnage 24,961 GRT
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 10 tons (lost aboard transport ships)
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 7,519 GRT
Fate

Sunk 12 July 1943 in the Mediterranean north-east of Algiers, in position 37.12N, 04.00E, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Inconstant. 11 dead and 37 survivors.

Loss position

See the 6 ships hit by U-409 - View the 6 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-409 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Vorwärts (25 Aug 1942 - 2 Sep 1942)
   Streitaxt (20 Oct 1942 - 1 Nov 1942)
   Raufbold (11 Dec 1942 - 18 Dec 1942)
   Sturmbock (21 Feb 1943 - 26 Feb 1943)
   Wildfang (26 Feb 1943 - 5 Mar 1943)
   Westmark (6 Mar 1943 - 11 Mar 1943)

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-409 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


U-boat and large Hand

Media links


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 1

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay