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 (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).

Transferred to Loch Ryan, Scotland from Wilhelmshaven on 24 June 1945.

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

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


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


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

Wynn, Kenneth


The Royal Navy and German Naval Disarmament, 1942-1947

Madsen, Chris


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