|Shipyard||Vulcan, Hamburg (Werk 77)|
|Ordered||20 Nov 1915|
|Launched||10 Oct 1916|
|Commissioned||4 Nov 1916|
|Successes||28 ships sunk with a total of 25,709 tons.|
1 ship taken as prize with a total of 229 tons.
1 warship sunk with a total of 550 tons.
1 warship damaged with a total of 810 tons. (View ships hit by UC 44)
|Fate||4 Aug 1917 - Sunk on her one of her own mines that prematurely deployed 52°07’N, 06°59’W. 29 dead and 1 survivor|
UC 44 was raised by the Royal Navy in September 1917 and later broken up.
Previously recorded fate
While the where and when of the loss are well understood, new research by Robert Grant shows that UC 44 was lost on her own mine and not a mine laid by UC 42 that had intentionally been left unswept.