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U-480


U-480
 
U-480  
Dive Category Wreck
Dive Type Band 45
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

U-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.