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Class: U-139. Builder: Germaniawerft, Kiel (Werk 301), Laid down - 1 August 1916 Keel Launched: 4 November 1917. Commissioned U-140, 28 Mar 1918;

Specifications: Displacement: 1,930 (surf.), 2,483 (subm.); l. 311'; b. 29 3/4'; dr. 17 1/4'; s. 15.8 k. (surf.), 7.6 k. (subm.); cpl. 62; a. 2 5.9", 2 3.4", 6 20" tt.
Fate: 23 February 1919 - Surrendered to the USA. Used for testing, sunk by US destroyer Dickerson (DD-157) at Cape Charles on 22 July 1921.
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U-boats 408k U-140. USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen &
U-boats92k A promotional poster for the Victory Liberty Loan. UB-88 and other former German submarines visited numerous U.S. ports during 1919 to help stimulate interest in the postwar Victory Bond Drive. NARA Photo.
Text courtesy of Warship Int. Edition # 3, 1986.
U-boats 127k HUN U-BOATS COMING TO U.S.. Image and text provided by University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.
Newspaper text courtesy of The Citizen. (Berea, Ky.) 1899-1958, 17 April 1919, Image 6, via
U-boats 619k Four German submarines convoyed by US submarine tender Bushnell, left Harwick, England for the United States piloted by American officers. Shows American officers onboard German submarine just prior to their sailing for America.National Archives Identifier: 45513771
Local Identifier: 165-WW-338B-39
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U-boats643k German submarine U-140 conning tower fairwater and bridge, port side, while at Portsmouth Navy Yard, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 7 May 1920. Photo # 19-N-98575 from the National Museum of the U.S. Navy via
U-boats 689k U-BOAT 104
The craft, formerly a part of the German submarine fleet, has arrived at Philadelphia Naval Yard for dismantling. Much of the machinery has already been removed.
Note that this is the U-140. The U-104 was sunk on 25 April 1918 - Depth charged by HMS Jessamine in St George's Channel and sank at 5159N 0626W. 41 dead and 1 survivor.
Image provided by: Penn State University Libraries; University Park, PA.
Photo & text by The Evening Public Ledger.(Philadelphia [Pa.] 1914-1942, 19 July 1920, Image 20, via
U-boats2.53kEx-German Submarine U-140 at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, 19 July 1920. This u-boat was handed over to the US Navy on 23 February 1919 after the end of World War I. NHHC Photograph Collection: NH 43789 from the National Museum of the U.S. Navy via
U-boats 205k Sub U-140 - Propeller guards and upper section of vertical rudder. May 1920. Photo courtesy of via Craig Clark O'Neill.
U-boats 369k Sub U-140 - Portion of Superstructure removed. Navy Yard, Phila. November 1920. Photo courtesy of via Craig Clark O'Neill.
U-boats2.15k Ex-German submarine U-140, at a pier at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2 November 1920. Photo # 19-N-3857 from the National Museum of the U.S. Navy via
U-boats829kGerman submarine U-140, interior view of crew quarters, looking aft, while at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, 16, November 1920. Photo # 19-N-3854 from the National Museum of the U.S. Navy via
The photograph shows deck of the Henderson (AP-1) and a navy blimp during the sinking of German submarines by bombs off the Virginia capes.
Image and text provided by Penn State University Libraries; University Park, PA.
Photo from Evening Public Ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, 25 June 1921, NIGHT EXTRA, Image 18, via
U-boats2.50k3 photo PDF showing the German submarines U-140 & U-117 on their way to their watery graves off the Virginia capes on 18 June 1921.Photo Lot-6080-4 from the National Museum of the U.S. Navy via

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