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

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

U-570 became the British submarine HMS Graph on 5 October 1941. Decommissioned from active service on 21 June 1943. Stricken from records after running aground on the west coast of Islay, Scotland on 20 March 1944, while en-route to be scrapped. Wreck broken up in 1961.

General notes on this boat

29 Aug 1941. The surrendered boat is beached at Thorlakshofn, in Southern Iceland after being towed from its capture 2 days earlier. It was deemed best to beach her there instead of the longer route to Reykjavik.

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

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

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

Wynn, Kenneth

Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay

HM U-Boat

Drummond, John D.

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