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German submarine U-40 (1938)

Summary
German submarine U-40 was a Type IXA U-boat of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine that operated during World War II. U-40 was built in Bremen by DeSchiMAG AG Weser as yard number 945. She was launched in November 1938 and commissioned in February 1939. U-40 conducted two war patrols during her career. Both of which were part of the 6th U-boat Flotilla. During her short time in the war, she sank no ships. U-40 was sunk on 13 October 1939 by a mine in the English Channel. Construction German Type IXA submarine U-40 was ordered by the Kriegsmarine on 29 July 1936 (as part of Plan Z and in violation of the Treaty of Versailles). Her kneel was laid down on 1 July 1937. U-40 was launched on 9 November 1938 and commissioned on 11 February 1939 under the command of Kapitänleutnant Werner von Schmidt. Design As one of the eight original German Type IX submarines, later designated IXA, U-40 had a displacement of when at the surfa
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