|Ordered||5 Jan 1940|
|Laid down||1 Oct 1940||F Schichau GmbH, Danzig (werk 1491)|
|Launched||8 Nov 1941|
|Commissioned||24 Jan 1942||Ltnt. Hans Geissler|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk 31 May, 1943 in the North Atlantic north-west of Cape Ortegal, Spain, in position 45.38N, 13.04W, by depth charges from a British Sunderland aircraft (Sqdn. 201/R). 46 dead (all hands lost).
U-440 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Pfeil (12 Sep 1942 - 14 Sep 1942)
Streitaxt (29 Oct 1942 - 2 Nov 1942)
Delphin (4 Nov 1942 - 5 Nov 1942)
Spitz (22 Dec 1942 - 31 Dec 1942)
Neuland (6 Mar 1943 - 13 Mar 1943)
Dränger (14 Mar 1943 - 20 Mar 1943)
Seewolf (21 Mar 1943 - 29 Mar 1943)
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-440 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
The Olympic Rings - Crew 36