|Ordered||5 Jun 1941|
|Laid down||29 May 1942||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 170)|
|Launched||11 Feb 1943|
|Commissioned||25 Mar 1943||Oblt. Hans-Heinrich Ketels|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk on 7 June, 1944 in the Bay of Biscay west of Bordeaux, in position 45.15N, 04.10W, by depth charges from a British Sunderland aircraft (Sqdn. 228/R). 38 dead and 14 survivors.
Attacks on this boat
20 Apr 1944
The U-970 was attacked in the North Atlantic and suffered slight damage.
1 recorded attack on this boat.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-970 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.