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Ordered2 Apr 1942
Laid down14 Jul 1943 F Schichau GmbH, Danzig (werk 1579)
Launched9 Feb 1944
Commissioned13 Apr 1944Oblt. Ewald H├╝senbeck
13 Apr 1944 - 18 Dec 1944  Oblt. Ewald H├╝lsenbeck
1 patrol
13 Apr 1944-31 Oct 1944  8. Flottille (training)
1 Nov 1944-18 Dec 1944  11. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Scuttled on 18 December 1944 in the English Channel east of the Isles of Scilly, in position 49.57N, 05.47W, after running aground on Wolf Rock. 9 dead and 44 survivors.

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat

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-1209 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.

Crosses and Crown

Media links

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth

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