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Ordered20 Jan 1941
Laid down11 Oct 1941 Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 301)
Launched8 Aug 1942
Commissioned7 Jan 1943Oblt. Günther-Paul Grave
7 Jan 1943 - 16 Oct 1943  Oblt. Günther-Paul Grave
1 patrol
7 Jan 1943-30 Jun 1943  5. Flottille (training)
1 Jul 1943-16 Oct 1943  11. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk on 16 October 1943 in the North Atlantic south-east of Cape Farewell, in position 58.20N, 29.20W, by depth charges from three British Liberator aircraft (59 Sqn RAF/C, 120 Sqn RAF/E & Z). 46 dead and 2 survivors.

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

Wolfpack operations

U-470 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Schlieffen (14 Oct 1943 - 16 Oct 1943)

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-470 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

Media links

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

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

Wynn, Kenneth

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