Events on this day

9 March

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U-boat Shipyard report

Ordered (0) Laid down (2) Launched (8) Commissioned (0)
No U-boat orders on this date1937: U-52
1940: U-109
1940: U-124
1942: U-619, U-620
1943: U-365
1944: U-826, U-827, U-1055
1945: U-2548
No boats commissioned on this date
These are commissioned boats. For more see our Shipyard pages.

Allied Ships hit on this date

 U-boatCommanderName of shipTonsCountryConvoy
 U-14WohlfarthAbbotsford 1,585   br
 U-14WohlfarthAkeld 643   br
 U-14WohlfarthBorthwick 1,097   br
 U-28KuhnkeP. Margaronis 4,979   gr
 U-38LiebeLeukos 216   ir
 U-126BauerHanseat 8,241   pa
 U-587BorcherdtLily 5,719   grON-68
 U-701DegenHMS Notts County (FY 250) 541   br
 U-94ItesCayrú 5,152   bz
 U-96Lehmann-WillenbrockTyr 4,265   nw
 U-405HopmannBonneville 4,665   nwSC-121
 U-405HopmannHMS LCT-2341 291   brSC-121
 U-409MassmannMalantic 3,837   amSC-121
 U-409MassmannRosewood 5,989   brSC-121
 U-506WürdemannTabor 4,768   nw
 U-510NeitzelGeorge G. Meade (d)7,176   amBT-6
 U-510NeitzelJames K. Polk total loss7,177   amBT-6
 U-510NeitzelJames Smith (d)7,181   amBT-6
 U-510NeitzelJoseph Rodman Drake (d)7,181   amBT-6
 U-510NeitzelKelvinbank 3,872   brBT-6
 U-510NeitzelMark Hanna (d)7,176   amBT-6
 U-510NeitzelTabitha Brown (d)7,176   amBT-6
 U-510NeitzelThomas Ruffin total loss7,191   amBT-6
 U-530LangeMilos 3,058   swSC-121
 U-586EschPuerto Rican 6,076   amRA-53
 U-596JahnEmpire Standard (d)7,047   brKMS-10
 U-596JahnFort Norman (d)7,133   brKMS-10
 U-183SchneewindBritish Loyalty total loss6,993   br
 U-255HarmsUSS Leopold (DE 319) 1,200   amCU-16
* Unless otherwise noted the ships listed here were sunk. (d) = damaged

See all Allied ships hit by U-boats during WWII.

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]

U-boats lost

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.

Personnel Information

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 Kiel, Germany: U-100 (lost 9 days later), U-110, U-551


From Helgoland, Germany: U-506

U-boats entering base:
To Brest, France: U-566 (54 days)


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)


From Brest, France: U-629
From Kiel, Germany: U-766, U-993
From Narvik, Norway: U-362, U-737

U-boats entering base:
To Kristiansand U-821 (3 days)
To Narvik, Norway: U-315 (18 days)


From Horten, Norway: U-826, U-2321

U-boats entering base:
To Batavia U-183 (16 days)
To Bergen, Norway: U-1023 (8 days)
To Horten, Norway: U-321 (9 days), U-858 (8 days), U-1063 (6 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-14, U-28, U-29, U-32, U-38, U-52.
6 boats at sea.


U-37, U-74, U-95, U-99 (+), U-100 (+), U-105, U-106, U-108, U-110, U-124, U-147, U-552, UA.
13 boats at sea.


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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