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'Incendiary Bomb from UC44

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Catalogue number
  • MUN 240
Materials
  • metal
Dimensions
  • general: Length 230 mm
  • general: Width 185 mm
  • general: Height 115 mm
Alternative Names
  • FULL NAME: 'Incendiary Bomb from UC44
  • SIMPLE NAME: bomb : German
Object Type
bomb
Category
weapons and ammunition

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First World War period German incendiary bomb associated with the wartime service of the German U-boat UC 44 (a short-range mine-laying submarine). Commanded by Kapitan Leutenant Tebenjohans, UC 44 was lured into a German-laid minefield off Waterford (Ireland), where she was sunk by a German mine on 4 August 1917. The Commanding Officer survived and was captured.

Physical description

bomb incendiary bomb (H 23cm x diameter 11.5cm) bearing the following commemorative inscription: 'Incendiary Bomb from UC44 / Sunk off Dunmore, 4.8.17'.

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'Incendiary Bomb from UC44 Sunk off Dunmore, 4.8.17

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