Events on this day
This is a run-down from several databases on our site. It's meant to give a clear picture of events on this date, all year round.
U-boat Shipyard report
|Ordered (0)||Laid down (2)||Launched (8)||Commissioned (0)|
|No U-boat orders on this date||1937: U-52 |
|1940: U-124 |
1942: U-619, U-620
1944: U-826, U-827, U-1055
|No boats commissioned on this date|
|These are commissioned boats. For more see our Shipyard pages.|
Allied Ships hit on this date
Attacks on this day
U-255. The boat located a big tanker convoy, CU 16, and went in to attack. She was herself attacked by surface escorts, but managed to sink the USS Leopold. U-255 escaped after being hunted for three hours. (Blair, vol 2, page 503)
U-351. U-351 was only limitedly able to dive after being slightly damaged by bombs during a Soviet air raid on Pillau, where it was used as electricity generation plant. Three crew members were killed, one seriously (who later died in a field hospital) and three lightly wounded. [Matrosenobergefreiter Karl-Heinz Kober (died on 11 March), Matrosenobergefreiter Franz Anton Xaver Lummer, Maschinenmaat Herbert Schwichtel, Matrosengefreiter Gottfried Storm]
No U-boats were lost on this date, 9 March.
- For more information on U-boat losses check out our Fates section.
U-boat Men Lost or Wounded
A man was lost overboard. [Bootsmaat Walter Mayer]
- For more information on Men lost from U-boats check out this page.
The following men were born on this day:
Alfred Eick (1916), Fritz Frauenheim (1912), Hermann Kaiser (1907), Alfred Manhardt von Mannstein (1908), Rüdiger Perleberg (1913), Wilhelm-Heinrich Graf von Pückler und Limpurg (1913).
The following men died on this day:
Paul Hartwig (2014).
See the entire U-boat commander listing showing all U-boat commanders.
We might include more officers (Allied and Axis) at a later date.
U-boat departures and arrivals on 9 March
This section shows the U-boat departures and arrivals from bases on this day of the year. Current country names shown with harbour names. Boats entering port display days at sea during that patrol.
From Bergen, Norway: U-592
From Kiel, Germany: U-168, U-198
U-boats entering base:
To Bordeaux, France: U-178 (3 days)
To Brest, France: U-604 (30 days), U-628 (37 days)
To St. Nazaire, France: U-607 (67 days)
To Toulon, France: U-602 (32 days)
U-boats at sea on 9 March
Boats entering port on this day are not counted, but boats departing for patrol are. (+) indicates the boat was lost during this patrol.
U-67, U-68, U-69, U-71, U-87, U-94, U-96, U-105, U-123, U-124, U-126, U-128, U-129, U-134, U-135, U-155, U-156, U-158, U-160, U-161, U-162, U-202, U-213, U-332, U-371, U-373, U-377, U-403, U-404, U-405, U-432, U-436, U-454, U-456, U-502, U-503 (+), U-504, U-505, U-506, U-552, U-553, U-558, U-559, U-565, U-568, U-569, U-578, U-584, U-587 (+), U-588, U-589, U-592, U-593, U-653, U-701, U-752, U-753, U-754.
58 boats at sea.
U-43, U-66, U-67, U-68, U-77 (+), U-81, U-84, U-86, U-89, U-91, U-103, U-106, U-107, U-109, U-119, U-130 (+), U-134, U-135, U-155, U-159, U-160, U-167 (+), U-168, U-172, U-180, U-182 (+), U-183, U-185, U-188, U-190, U-198, U-202, U-212, U-218, U-221, U-226, U-228, U-229, U-230, U-255, U-258 (+), U-305, U-306, U-332, U-333, U-336, U-338, U-359, U-373, U-376, U-377, U-383, U-384 (+), U-405, U-406, U-409, U-410, U-415, U-432, U-435, U-439, U-440, U-441, U-444 (+), U-445, U-447, U-448, U-458, U-461, U-462, U-463, U-468, U-504, U-506, U-508, U-509, U-510, U-513, U-515, U-516, U-518, U-521, U-523, U-524 (+), U-526 (+), U-527, U-530, U-558, U-566, U-569, U-586, U-590, U-591, U-592, U-596, U-598, U-600, U-603, U-608, U-610, U-615, U-616, U-618, U-621, U-622, U-629, U-631, U-634, U-638, U-641, U-642, U-653, U-657, U-659, U-664, U-665 (+), U-666, U-703, U-709, U-753, U-757, U-758, U-759.
123 boats at sea.
U-20, U-24, U-66 (+), U-92, U-123, U-154, U-168, U-170, U-178, U-183, U-188, U-212, U-214, U-218, U-255, U-256, U-262, U-267, U-278, U-288, U-307, U-311 (+), U-333, U-343 (+), U-354, U-361, U-371, U-392 (+), U-407, U-413, U-415, U-421, U-437, U-441, U-448 (+), U-450 (+), U-453, U-455 (+), U-466, U-488 (+), U-510, U-518, U-532, U-539, U-541, U-546, U-549, U-550 (+), U-552, U-575 (+), U-596, U-608, U-616, U-618, U-621, U-625 (+), U-629, U-653 (+), U-667, U-672, U-674, U-741, U-764, U-801 (+), U-802, U-843, U-845 (+), U-851 (+), U-852 (+), U-856 (+), U-952, U-959, U-962 (+), U-963, U-968, U-985, U-986 (+), U-990, U-1059 (+), U-1061, U-1062, UIT-22 (+), UIT-24.
83 boats at sea.
U-190, U-242 (+), U-244, U-246 (+), U-249, U-260 (+), U-275 (+), U-296 (+), U-299, U-310, U-315, U-370, U-399 (+), U-475, U-483, U-510, U-530, U-532, U-548 (+), U-668, U-681 (+), U-714 (+), U-722 (+), U-773, U-775, U-778, U-826, U-843, U-853 (+), U-857 (+), U-861, U-866 (+), U-878, U-879 (+), U-907, U-953, U-965 (+), U-978, U-1002, U-1003 (+), U-1004, U-1005, U-1019, U-1021 (+), U-1022, U-1024 (+), U-1058, U-1064, U-1104, U-1169 (+), U-1195 (+), U-1202, U-1203, U-1233, U-2321.
55 boats at sea.
General Events on 9 March
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