List of all U-boats




Ordered24 Oct 1939
Laid down21 May 1940 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 546)
Launched20 Mar 1941
Commissioned15 May 1941Kptlt. Hans-Joachim Rahmlow
15 May 1941 - 27 Aug 1941  Kptlt. Hans-Joachim Rahmlow
1 patrol
15 May 1941-1 Aug 1941  3. Flottille (training)
1 Aug 1941-27 Aug 1941  3. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Captured by Britain on 27 Aug 1941 in the North Atlantic south of Iceland, in position 62.15N, 18.35W, after being damaged by a British Hudson aircraft (Sqdn. 269/S). Towed to Thorlakshafn, Iceland and salvaged. 44 survivors (no casualties).

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

The boat became the British submarine HMS Graph on 19 Sept, 1941. Taken out of service in February 1944. Stricken from records on 20 March, 1944 after running aground near Islay. Broken up in 1961.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-570 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.


Media links

Fatal Decisions

Blandford, Edmund

U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay

HM U-Boat

Drummond, John D.