List of all U-boats

U-774

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered21 Nov 1940
Laid down17 Dec 1942 Kriegsmarinewerft (KMW), Wilhelmshaven (werk 157)
Launched23 Dec 1943
Commissioned17 Feb 1944Oblt. Johann Buttjer
Commanders
17 Feb 1944 - 8 Oct 1944   Johann Buttjer
9 Oct 1944 - 8 Apr 1945  Kptlt. Werner Sausmikat
Career
1 patrol
17 Feb 1944-31 Jan 1945  31. Flottille (training)
1 Feb 1945-8 Apr 1945  11. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sunk 8 April, 1945 in the North Atlantic south-west of Ireland, in position 49.58N, 11.51W, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Calder and HMS Bentinck. 44 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus and sailed equipped with it in March 1945 but it was of course installed prior to that date. Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-774 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.


Media links


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel