|Ordered||15 Aug 1940|
|Laid down||21 May 1941||Deutsche Schiff und Maschinenbau AG, Bremen (werk 709)|
|Launched||6 Jun 1942|
|Commissioned||19 Jan 1943||Kptlt. Günther Pfeffer|
|Successes||1 ship sunk, total tonnage 4,663 GRT|
Surrendered at Horten, Norway on 9 May 1945.
Transferred from Horten, Norway to Loch Ryan on 29 May 1945 for Operation Deadlight.
Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Attacks on this boat and other events
25 Oct 1944
A boat was attacked and damaged by aircraft from the Guadalcanal hunter-killer group. Blair claims this was U-170 but that boat reported "Very quiet day ... far away depth charges heard". (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 621)
31 Oct 1944
The boat reported an attack on a convoy escorted by "destroyers" and fired a T-5 torpedo, but was in return depth charged and severely damaged (War diary of the boat, KTB).
5 Nov 1944
The boat reported Schnorchel damage from depth charging and an intention to return for repair. She docked in Norway on 30 Nov. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 621)
3 recorded attacks on this boat.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-170 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 2 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
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