|Ordered||20 Jan 1941|
|Laid down||3 Jul 1943||Kriegsmarinewerft (KMW), Wilhelmshaven (werk 161)|
|Launched||6 May 1944|
|Commissioned||7 Jul 1944||Oblt. Ralf Jürs|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Surrendered on 9 May 1945 at Bergen, Norway (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).
Transferred to Loch Ryan, Scotland for Operation Deadlight.
Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Annoucements related to this boatA diver died while filming the U-778 (13 Oct 2007)
U-778 to be raised? (20 Aug 2007)
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-778 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.