List of all U-boats

U-140

Type

IID

 
Ordered25 Sep 1939
Laid down16 Nov 1939 Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 269)
Launched28 Jun 1940
Commissioned7 Aug 1940Oblt. Hans-Peter Hinsch
Commanders
7 Aug 1940 - 6 Apr 1941  Oblt. Hans-Peter Hinsch
7 Apr 1941 - 9 Dec 1941  Oblt. Hans-J├╝rgen Hellriegel (Knights Cross)
10 Dec 1941 - 1 Sep 1942  Kptlt. Klaus Popp
2 Sep 1942 - 31 Jul 1944  Oblt. Albrecht Markert
1 Aug 1944 - 19 Nov 1944  Oblt. Herbert Zeissler
20 Nov 1944 - 2 May 1945  Oblt. Wolfgang Scherfling
Career
3 patrols
7 Aug 1940-30 Nov 1940  1. Flottille (training)
1 Dec 1940-31 Dec 1940  1. Flottille (active service)
1 Jan 1941-21 Jun 1941  22. Flottille (school boat)
22 Jun 1941-31 Aug 1941  22. Flottille (active service)
1 Sep 1941-31 Mar 1945  22. Flottille (school boat)
1 Apr 1945-2 May 1945  31. Flottille (training)
Successes3 ships sunk, total tonnage 12,410 GRT
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 206 tons
Fate

Scuttled on 2 May, 1945, in the Raederschleuse at Wilhelmshaven. Wreck broken up, date unknown.

Final location

See the 4 ships hit by U-140 - View the 3 war patrols

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-140 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.


Media links


U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor


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

Blair, Clay

There was another U-140 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 4 Nov 1917 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 28 Mar 1918. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about the U 140 during WWI.