|Ordered||20 Jan 1941|
|Laid down||11 Oct 1941||Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 301)|
|Launched||8 Aug 1942|
|Commissioned||7 Jan 1943||Oblt. Günther-Paul Grave|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk on 16 October 1943 in the North Atlantic south-east of Cape Farewell, in position 58.20N, 29.20W, by depth charges from three British Liberator aircraft (59 Sqn RAF/C, 120 Sqn RAF/E & Z). 46 dead and 2 survivors.
U-470 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Schlieffen (14 Oct 1943 - 16 Oct 1943)
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-470 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.