WWI U-boats

U 78

 
Type UE 1
ShipyardVulcan, Hamburg  (Werk 60)
Ordered 9 Mar 1915 
Launched 27 Feb 1916 
Commissioned 20 Apr 1916 
Commanders
20 Apr 1916 - 15 Jan 1918   Otto Dröscher
16 Jan 1918 - 31 Jan 1918   Karl Thouret
1 Feb 1918 - 27 Feb 1918  Oblt. Johann Vollbrecht
1 Mar 1918 - 26 Apr 1918   Karl Vesper
27 Apr 1918 - 24 May 1918   Wilhelm Meyer
25 May 1918 - 27 Oct 1918  Oblt. Johann Vollbrecht
Career 12 patrols
9 Jul 1916 - 27 Oct 1918 I Flotilla
Successes17 ships sunk with a total of 27,488 tons.
2 ships damaged with a total of 11,332 tons.
2 ships taken as prize with a total of 3,427 tons. (View ships hit by U 78
Fate 27 Oct 1918 - Torpedoed by HM Sub G2 N of North Sea at 5602N 0508E. 40 dead (all hands lost).
 
The commonly listed sinking date of October 28, 1918 is in error.

There was another U 78 in World War Two
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 7 Dec 1940 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 15 Feb 1941. Take a look at the U 78 from WWII.


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