|Ordered||10 Apr 1941|
|Laid down||26 Apr 1942||F Schichau GmbH, Danzig (werk 1537)|
|Launched||23 Dec 1942|
|Commissioned||27 Mar 1943||Oblt. Günther Stark|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk at 0215hrs on 8 June 1944 in the English Channel west of Brest, in position 48.27N, 05.47W, by depth charges from a British Liberator aircraft (224 Sqn RAF/G). 51 dead (all hands lost). (Axel Niestlé, January 2009).
Previously recorded fate
- Sunk 9 June, 1944 south-west of the Scilly Isles, in position 49.09N, 08.37W, by depth charges from a British Liberator aircraft (Sqdn. 120/F). (Postwar assessment)
Notes. This attack was in fact against a nonsub target.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-740 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
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