U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-978

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
9 Oct 1944Bergen16 Dec 1944Bergen69 days


Officers *

Oblt. Günther Pulst

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-978

We have daily positions for all 69 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-978 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
23 Nov 1944U-978Günther Pulst William D. Burnham (t.)7,176amTMC-44A

1 ship sunk (7,176 tons).

(t.) means the ship was a total loss (included in ships & tonnage lost).

General Events during this patrol


9 Oct 1944. U-978 began the longest Schnorchel patrol of the war, 68 days from Bergen, Norway on 9 Oct. 1944, returning there on 16 Dec. This surpassed the more famous 66-day submerged run U-977 undertook while en route to Argentina to surrender there in August 1945.

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Attacks on U-978 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-978 duing this patrol.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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