UB-480

UB-480  
Dive Category Wreck
Dive Type Band 40
Max. depth: 58 (M)
Trip Time: 4H :30M

Max Depth - 58m
Tonnage - 865
Length - 67m
Date sunk - 24 Feb 1945
Type of vessel - VIIC German U-boat
How sunk – presumed mined
Former names – None
Wreck height - 6m

‘UB-480’ was the first ever U-boat to be coated in a 4mm thick layer of ‘Alberich’, a rubber coating designed to neutralise being detected by British ships. Reports were successful, but then sometime after 24 February 1945 she is presumed to have been mined by a deep minefield. All hands were lost.

The wreck lies upright and is damaged at the stern, presumably by a mine. The rubber coating is still evident on her hull.