On 23 May, 1940, U-9 torpedoed and sank the SS Sigurds Faulbaums, a captured German ship which a prize crew was taking to an English port. Subsequently, U-9 was located by British destroyers which subjected her to several hours of depth-charge attacks damaging her.
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