|Shipyard||Vulcan, Hamburg (Werk 60)|
|Ordered||9 Mar 1915|
|Launched||27 Feb 1916|
|Commissioned||20 Apr 1916|
|Successes||16 ships sunk with a total of 26,678 tons.|
2 ships damaged with a total of 11,332 tons.
2 ships taken as prize with a total of 3,427 tons.
1 warship sunk with a total of 810 tons. (View ships hit by U 78)
|Fate||27 Oct 1918 - Torpedoed by HM Sub G2 N of North Sea at 56°02'N 05°08'E. 40 dead (all hands lost).|
The commonly listed sinking date of October 28, 1918 is in error. Wreck located in 2015.
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 U 78 from WWII.