U 778


U 778 was laid down at Kriegsmarinewerft in Wilhelmshaven and launched in May 1944. She entered service in 11. Flotille in Horten in February 1945 and did one patrol during her short career. She was surrendered to the British forces in Bergen in May 1945 and sailed to England. She was to be scuttled in Operation Deadlight in December 1945, but under tow she sank before she reached her destination. The wreck was found in 2001 standing on her keel with a listing towards starboard. She rest on a depth of 65 to 70 meter approx 16 nautical miles northeast of Malin Head outside Donegal.

Former names:
U 778

224,1 x 35,2 x 13,5 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
769 displ ( surfaced ) Wilhelmshaven ( D ) 1944 ( UK )

55.32N, 07.70W
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"The 11. Flotilla was founded on 15 May, 1942 under the command of Korvetten Kpt Hans Cohausz. From her base the flotilla boats mostly operated in the North Sea and against the PQ-convoys. In September 
1944 the Flotilla was reorganized, when most of the boats from the French bases reached Norway. The first XXI boat U-2511, which went out on patrol, was attached to this Flotilla. 189 boats served in flotilla 11. The Flotilla's history ended in May, 1945 when Germany surrendered"

Last updated: May 2019