List of all U-boats




Ordered30 May 1938
Laid down19 Dec 1939 F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 604)
Launched12 Oct 1940
Commissioned23 Nov 1940Kptlt. Joachim Matz
23 Nov 1940 - 7 Mar 1941  Kptlt. Joachim Matz
1 patrol
23 Nov 1940-31 Jan 1941  7. Flottille (training)
1 Feb 1941-7 Mar 1941  7. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 ship sunk, total tonnage 820 GRT
3 ships damaged, total tonnage 20,484 GRT

Sunk on 7 March 1941 in the North Atlantic south-east of Iceland, in position 60.15N, 14.00W, by depth charges from the British corvettes HMS Camellia and HMS Arbutus. 20 dead and 25 survivors.

Loss position

See the 4 ships hit by U-70 - View the 1 war patrol

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.

U-boat Emblems

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!

Media links

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 1

Wynn, Kenneth

Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay

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.

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