Ship ClassType II-class Submarine
BuilderDeutsche Werke Kiel
Yard Number273
Slip/Drydock NumberIII
Ordered25 Sep 1939
Laid Down10 Jan 1940
Launched24 Aug 1940
Commissioned2 Oct 1940


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23 Jun 1941 Soviet submarine M-78 (Senior Lieutenant Dimitriy L. Shevchenko) was attacked off Uzava, Latvia by German aircraft at 0336 hours. At 0654 hours, 9 miles west of Vindava, Latvia, German submarine U-144 intercepted M-78 and sank her with two torpedo hits, killing all 15 aboard, including the commander of the 4th Submarine Division S. I. Matveev. The M-78 had left Liepaja, Latvia the day before together with M-77. This was the first sinking scored by a German submarine in the Baltic Sea in the war.

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