|Ordered||21 Nov 1940|
|Laid down||4 Mar 1943||Kriegsmarinewerft (KMW), Wilhelmshaven (werk 159)|
|Launched||4 Mar 1944|
|Commissioned||13 Apr 1944||Oblt. Lothar Martin|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Surrendered at Portland, UK on 16 May 1945.
Became the British submarine N 65, used for tests and an exhibition tour on the British east coast until transferred to Loch Ryan, Scotland.
Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
General notes on this boat
The following appeared in The Times - Wednesday MAY 23 1945 - London.
Surrendered U-BOAT at Westminster Pier.
- The U-776, one of the German submarines which were surrendered at Weymouth is now moored to Westminster Pier, close by the Houses of Parliament, and will open to public inspection tomorrow. Our pictures show the submarine on her arrival at Westminster and a view of the engine room.
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-776 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.