|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 on 2 June 1945.
Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
This boat is a dive site
While in tow for the scuttling ground on 4 December, 1945 she foundered and sank roughly 11 miles NE of the Inistrahull Light, in position 55.32N, 07.30W.
Innes McCartney dove on this boat in 2001 (see his report).Depth: 220 feet (67 meters)
Position (lat, long): 55.32, -7.30
See more U-boat dive sites.
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in January 1945.
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.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.