|Ordered||20 Jan 1941|
|Laid down||21 Jul 1943||Kriegsmarinewerft (KMW), Wilhelmshaven (werk 162)|
|Launched||17 Jun 1944|
|Commissioned||24 Aug 1944||Oblt. Johann Stegmann|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
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)
Note. Fate map temporarily disabled due to huge Google Maps price increase (20 July 2018).
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.