WWI U-boats

UB 78

Type UB III
ShipyardBlohm & Voss, Hamburg (Werk 307)
Ordered 23 Sep 1916
Launched 2 Jun 1917
Commissioned 20 Oct 1917
Commanders
20 Oct 1917 - 15 Feb 1918 Kptlt. Woldemar Petri
16 Feb 1918 - 17 Mar 1918 Oblt. Ulrich Pilzecker
18 Mar 1918 - 19 Apr 1918 Oblt. Arthur Sto├čberg
Career 5 patrols
2 Jan 1918 - 18 Feb 1918 V Flotilla
18 Feb 1918 - 19 Apr 1918 Flandern I Flotilla
Successes2 ships sunk with a total of 1,241 tons.
2 ships damaged with a total of 7,040 tons. (View ships hit by UB 78)
Fate 19 Apr 1918 - Mined off Dover in position 51.01N 01.17E on April 19, 1918. 35 dead (all hands lost).

The wreck of UB 78 has been discovered and identified by local divers.

Previously recorded fate
Rammed by Queen Alexandra W of Cherbourg at 4949N 0140W. This attack accounted for the UC 78.


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