|Ordered||30 May 1938|
|Laid down||19 Dec 1939||F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 604)|
|Launched||12 Oct 1940|
|Commissioned||23 Nov 1940||Kptlt. Joachim Matz|
|Successes||1 ship sunk, total tonnage 820 GRT|
3 ships damaged, total tonnage 20,484 GRT
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-70 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
Gauntlet with Götz von Berlichingen!
There was another U-70 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 20 Jul 1915 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 22 Sep 1915. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about SM U 70 during WWI.