U-boat Types

Type IXC/40

87 boats commissioned

Construction history of type IXC/40

U-boats ShipyardWerk #Built during
U-167 - U-170 Deutsche Schiff und Maschinenbau AG, Bremen706 - 709 1940 - 1943
U-183 - U-188 AG Weser, Bremen1023 - 1028 1940 - 1942
U-189 - U-194 AG Weser, Bremen1035 - 1040 1940 - 1943
U-525 - U-532 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg340 - 347 1940 - 1942
U-533 - U-538 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg351 - 356 1941 - 1943
U-539 - U-55012  Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg360 - 371 1941 - 1943
U-801 - U-806 Deutsche Schiff und Maschinenbau AG, Bremen359 - 364 1940 - 1944
U-841 - U-846 AG Weser, Bremen1047 - 1052 1941 - 1943
U-853 - U-858 AG Weser, Bremen1059 - 1064 1941 - 1943
U-865 - U-870 AG Weser, Bremen1073 - 1078 1941 - 1944
U-877 - U-881 AG Weser, Bremen1085 - 1089 1942 - 1944
U-889  AG Weser, Bremen1097 1942 - 1944
U-1221 - U-123515 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg384 - 3981941 - 1944

These boats were a slight modification of the type IXC boats. They had a slightly increased range, somewhat higher surface speed and were a bit heavier at 1545 tons fully loaded and submerged.

As for most U-boat types the deck gun was deleted from most IXC/40 boats from 1943 onwards.


U-805 of type IXC/40 is seen here shortly after its surrender in 1945.

All type IXC/40 U-boats

Below you can see the 87 commissioned U-boats of this type.

U-167, U-168, U-169, U-170, U-183, U-184, U-185, U-186, U-187, U-188, U-189,
U-190, U-191, U-192, U-193, U-194, U-525, U-526, U-527, U-528, U-529, U-530,
U-531, U-532, U-533, U-534, U-535, U-536, U-537, U-538, U-539, U-540, U-541,
U-542, U-543, U-544, U-545, U-546, U-547, U-548, U-549, U-550, U-801, U-802,
U-803, U-804, U-805, U-806, U-841, U-842, U-843, U-844, U-845, U-846, U-853,
U-854, U-855, U-856, U-857, U-858, U-865, U-866, U-867, U-868, U-869, U-870,
U-877, U-878, U-879, U-880, U-881, U-889, U-1221, U-1222, U-1223, U-1224, U-1225,
U-1226, U-1227, U-1228, U-1229, U-1230, U-1231, U-1232, U-1233, U-1234, and U-1235.


Technical information for type IXC/40


Displacement:
(tons)
1120 (sf)
1232 (sm)
1545 (total)
Length: (m) 76,76 oa
58,75 ph
Beam: (m) 6,86 oa
4,44 ph
Draught: (draft)4,67 m
Height:9,60 m
Power: (hp)4400 (sf)
1000 (sm)
Speed:
(knots)
19 (sf)
7,3 (sm)
Range:
(miles / knots)
13850/10 (sf)
63/4 (sm)
Torpedoes:22
4/2 (bow / stern tubes)
Mines: 44 TMA
Deck gun: 105/45
110 rounds
Crew: 48-56 men
Max depth: ca. 230 m
(755 feet)
sm = submerged, sf = surfaced, ph = pressure hull,
oa = overall, hp = horsepower.

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