U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-70

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
20 Feb 1941Kiel7 Mar 1941Lost16 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Joachim Matz

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-70


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We have 2 daily positions for the 16 days U-70 was at sea.

Departure from Kiel on 20 Feb 1941.
21 Feb 1941 - 22 Feb 1941 - 23 Feb 1941 - 24 Feb 1941 - 25 Feb 1941 - 26 Feb 1941 - 27 Feb 1941 - 28 Feb 1941 - 1 Mar 1941 - 2 Mar 1941 - 3 Mar 1941 - 4 Mar 1941 - 5 Mar 1941 - 6 Mar 1941 -
Sunk on 7 Mar 1941.

Ships hit by U-70 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
26 Feb 1941U-70Joachim Matz Göteborg820sw
7 Mar 1941U-70Joachim Matz Delilian (d.)6,423brOB-293
7 Mar 1941U-70Joachim Matz Athelbeach (d.)6,568brOB-293
7 Mar 1941U-70Joachim Matz Mijdrecht (d.)7,493nlOB-293

1 ship sunk (820 tons) and 3 ships damaged (20,484 tons).

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(d.) means the ship was damaged.

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-70 during this patrol

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