WWI U-boats

UC 44

Type UC II
ShipyardVulcan, Hamburg (Werk 77)
Ordered 20 Nov 1915
Launched 10 Oct 1916
Commissioned 4 Nov 1916
Commanders
4 Nov 1916 - 4 Aug 1917 Kptlt. Kurt Tebbenjohanns
Career 6 patrols
1 Jan 1917 - 4 Aug 1917 I Flotilla
Successes28 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.
2 ships damaged with a total of 1,250 tons. (View ships hit by UC 44)
Fate 4 Aug 1917 - Sunk on her one of her own mines that prematurely deployed 5207N 0659W. 28 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.


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