WWI U-boats

U 70

Type U 66
ShipyardGermaniawerft, Kiel (Werk 207)
Ordered 2 Feb 1913
Laid down 11 Feb 1914
Launched 20 Jul 1915
Commissioned 22 Sep 1915
Commanders
22 Sep 1915 - 15 Sep 1918 Kptlt. Otto Wünsche (Pour le Mérite)
16 Sep 1918 - 11 Nov 1918 Kptlt. Joachim Born
Career 12 patrols
9 Feb 1916 - 11 Nov 1918 IV Flotilla
Successes53 ships sunk with a total of 137,774 tons.
4 ships damaged with a total of 20,369 tons.
1 warship sunk with a total of 1,290 tons. (View ships hit by U 70)
Fate 20 Nov 1918 - Surrendered. Broken up at Bo'ness in 1919-20.

There was another U 70 in World War Two
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 12 Oct 1940 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 23 Nov 1940. Take a look at U 70 from WWII.


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