List of all U-boats

U-779

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered20 Jan 1941
Laid down21 Jul 1943 Kriegsmarinewerft (KMW), Wilhelmshaven (werk 162)
Launched17 Jun 1944
Commissioned24 Aug 1944Oblt. Johann Stegmann
Commanders
24 Aug 1944 - 5 May 1945  Oblt. Johann Stegmann
Career
No patrols
24 Aug 1944-5 May 1945  31. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Surrendered on 5 May 1945 at Cuxhaven, Germany.

Transferred to Loch Ryan, Scotland for Operation Deadlight.

(Waller & Niestlé, October 2010).

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Sunk on 17 December, 1945 in position 55.50N, 10.05W, by gunfire from the destroyer HMS Onslow and the frigate HMS Cubitt.

Final location

Blue marker shows final fate during Operation Deadlight. Orange marker shows German surrender.

Previously recorded fate

  • Surrendered at Wilhelmshaven, Germany on 8 May, 1945.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-779 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.


Media links


The Grey Wolves of Eriboll

David M. Hird


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

Wynn, Kenneth


The Royal Navy and German Naval Disarmament, 1942-1947

Madsen, Chris


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel