U 778


U 778 was laid down at Kriegsmarinewerft in Wilhelmshaven, and was launched in May 1944. She entered service in 11. Unterseebootflotille 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 today on a depth of 65 to 70 meter 16 nautical miles northeast of Malin Head.

Former names:
U 778

224,1 x 35,2 x 13,5 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
769 displ ( surfaced ) Wilhelmshaven ( D ) 1944 ( UK )
55.32 N, 07.70 W
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