german Imperial German Navy - Kaiserliche Marine (1903-1919) UB-40 (+1918)
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general
nationality german
purpose war
type submarine
subtype/class UB II class submarine (ger.)
UB II class submarine (ger.) UB-18 (+1917)
propulsion diesel and batteries
date built 1916
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 292  disp (subm)
dimensions 36.1 x 4.4 x 3.7 m
material steel
engine 2 x Körting, Daimler or Benz diesel engines, 270~284 hp, Siemens-Schuckert electric motor, 280 hp
armament 6 torpedoes, 2 T.T 50cm (2 fwd, 0 aft), 1 deck gun 88 mm or 50 mm
power 284  h.p.
speed 9.15  knots
yard no. 264
about the loss
cause lost scuttled
date lost 05/10/1918  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties 0
about people
builder
Blohm & Voss, Hamburg
owner
Imperial German Navy - Kaiserliche Marine (1903-1919)
captain Emsmann, Hans Koachim
complement 23
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depth (m.)
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protected
war grave
references
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updates
entered by Lettens Jan
entered 01/07/2002
last update Lettens Jan
last update 15/02/2011
 
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[1] Mahieu Philippe15/02/2011
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Lettens Jan18/07/2009

Position and identification confirmed by divers by marks on the propellor.

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Lettens Jan15/02/2011The position given by many sources is that of the port of Ostend. Divers have, however identified UB-40 with her propellors in a position in the middle of Dover straits, near the Sandettie Bank. [REF. Phillippe Mahieu]
Claes Johnny05/10/2009The submarine sank 100 ships in 28 patrols. UB-40 was scuttled at Ostende during the German evacuation on 5 October 1918
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About Owners
 
Imperial German Navy - Kaiserliche Marine (1903-1919)

Kaiserliche Marine or the German Imperial Navy is the name for the German Navy between 1903 and 1919. Most of the ships had a prefix SMS, Seine Majestäts Schiff, which is the equivalent of HMS, Her/His Majesty's Ship.

This Navy should not be confused with Reichsmarine (1920-1935) or Kriegsmarine (1935-1945).
 
About Builders
 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg
The name Blohm & Voss has stood for quality in ship construction and marine and mechanical engineering for 125 years. Blohm & Voss was founded in 1877 by Hermann Blohm and Ernst Voss as a general partnership. A shipyard was built on the island of Kuhwerder having three building berths along a 250m water front. - - -

Although the company was almost completely demolished at the end of World War II, it still builds warships both for the Deutsche Marine and for export. Today Blohm + Voss is an innovative German shipyard specializing in the construction of naval vessels and technically sophisticated megayachts from building facilities in Hamburg including repairs, refits, and modification of such vessels as well as merchant ships.

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