WWI U-boats

UB 40

Type UB II
ShipyardBlohm & Voss, Hamburg (Werk 264)
Ordered 22 Jul 1915
Launched 25 Apr 1916
Commissioned 18 Aug 1916
Commanders
17 Aug 1916 - 2 Dec 1916 Oblt. Karl Neumann (Royal House Order of Hohenzollern)
3 Dec 1916 - 14 Dec 1917 Oblt. Hans Howaldt (Pour le Mérite)
15 Dec 1917 - 17 May 1918 Oblt. Karl Dobberstein
18 May 1918 - 31 Jul 1918 Oblt. Hans Joachim Emsmann
Career 28 patrols
10 Mar 1916 - 2 Oct 1918 Flandern Flotilla
Successes99 ships sunk with a total of 134,067 tons.
15 ships damaged with a total of 56,738 tons.
1 ship taken as prize with a total of 470 tons. (View ships hit by UB 40)
Fate 5 Oct 1918 - Scuttled at Ostende in position 51.13N, 02.56E during the German evacuation from Belgium..

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