|Shipyard||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (Werk 286)|
|Ordered||12 Jan 1916|
|Launched||7 Aug 1916|
|Commissioned||20 Nov 1916|
|Successes||33 ships sunk with a total of 27,078 tons.|
7 ships damaged with a total of 27,513 tons. (View ships hit by UC 70)
28 Aug 1918 - Sunk by D/C from HMS Ouse off E coast of England at 54°32’N, 00°40’W. 31 dead (all hands lost).|
The boat lies in position 54.31'.611 N 000.40'.024 W (WGS84) in a depth of 24m (lowest astronomical depth), 2.80-miles NW from Whitby north pier, North Yorkshire. She is intact and upright, but many parts of her seams have blown and two hatches are open, plus the conning tower hatch is open. The deck gun and periscope are still in place. She is half full of silt, with wires and cables festooning the interior. In 1992 one of her props was recovered. When the German Embassy in London found out about it they declared her a war grave.