'Incendiary Bomb from UC44

Catalogue number
  • MUN 240
Display status
IWM North
  • whole: metal
  • whole: Height 115 mm, Length 230 mm, Width 185 mm
Alternative names
  • full name: 'Incendiary Bomb from UC44
  • simple name: bomb : German
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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'.


'Incendiary Bomb from UC44 Sunk off Dunmore, 4.8.17

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