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SM U-70



22nd September 1915 U-Boat Index - WW1  SM U-70

Type U 66 Shipyard Germaniawerft, Kiel (Werk 207) Ordered 2 Feb 1913 Laid down 11 Feb 1914 Launched 20 Jul 1915 Commissioned 22 Sep 1915

Commanders.
22 Sep 1915 - 15 Sep 1918 Otto WŁnsche
16 Sep 1918 - 11 Nov 1918 Joachim Born

Career 12 patrols.
9 Feb 1916 - 11 Nov 1918 IV Flotilla

Successes 53 ships sunk with a total of 137,774 tons.
4 ships damaged with a total of 20,369 tons.
1 warship sunk with a total of 1,290 tons.

  • 16 Mar 1916 U 70 Otto WŁnsche Berwindvale (damaged) 5,242 br
  • 16 Mar 1916 U 70 Otto WŁnsche Willie 185 br
  • 17 Mar 1916 U 70 Otto WŁnsche Lindfield 2,230 nw
  • 22 Mar 1916 U 70 Otto WŁnsche Bougainville 2,248 fr
  • 24 Mar 1916 U 70 Otto WŁnsche Fenay Bridge 3,838 br
  • 28 Mar 1916 U 70 Otto WŁnsche Eagle Point 5,222 br
  • 2 Apr 1916 U 70 Otto WŁnsche Arena 1,019 nw
  • 17 Dec 1916 U 70 Otto WŁnsche Pascal 5,587 br
  • 18 Dec 1916 U 70 Otto WŁnsche Eugene Gaston 184 fr
  • 18 Dec 1916 U 70 Otto WŁnsche Flimston 5,751 br
  • 18 Dec 1916 U 70 Otto WŁnsche Hirondelle 148 fr
  • 22 Dec 1916 U 70 Otto WŁnsche Avanti 1,673 it
  • 22 Dec 1916 U 70 Otto WŁnsche Thyra (damaged) 749 nw
  • 24 Dec 1916 U 70 Otto WŁnsche Harry W. Adams 127 br
  • 26 Dec 1916 U 70 Otto WŁnsche Spin-away 95 br
  • 30 Dec 1916 U 70 Otto WŁnsche Borre 741 nw
  • 30 Dec 1916 U 70 Otto WŁnsche Edda 1,138 nw
  • 1 Jan 1917 U 70 Otto WŁnsche Tsiropinas 3,015 gr
  • 2 Jan 1917 U 70 Otto WŁnsche Aconcagua 1,313 fr
  • 2 Jan 1917 U 70 Otto WŁnsche Odda 1,101 nw
  • 2 Jan 1917 U 70 Otto WŁnsche San Leandro 1,616 sp
  • 4 Jan 1917 U 70 Otto WŁnsche Ruby 949 ru
  • 9 Jan 1917 U 70 Otto WŁnsche Excellent 1,944 br
  • 27 Feb 1917 U 70 Otto WŁnsche San Patricio (damaged) 9,712 br
  • 3 Mar 1917 U 70 Otto WŁnsche Kincardine 4,108 br
  • 9 Mar 1917 U 70 Otto WŁnsche Inverlogie 2,347 br
  • 10 Mar 1917 U 70 Otto WŁnsche Mediterranean 105 br
  • 10 Mar 1917 U 70 Otto WŁnsche T. Crowley 97 br
  • 12 Mar 1917 U 70 Otto WŁnsche Winnebago (damaged) 4,666 br
  • 13 Mar 1917 U 70 Otto WŁnsche Alma 335 ru
  • 13 Mar 1917 U 70 Otto WŁnsche Elizabeth Eleanor 169 br
  • 13 Mar 1917 U 70 Otto WŁnsche Pera 1,737 ru
  • 15 Mar 1917 U 70 Otto WŁnsche Balaguier 2,293 fr
  • 15 Mar 1917 U 70 Otto WŁnsche Circe 4,133 fr
  • 16 Mar 1917 U 70 Otto WŁnsche Norma Pratt 4,416 br
  • 16 Mar 1917 U 70 Otto WŁnsche Vigilancia 4,115 am
  • 18 Mar 1917 U 70 Otto WŁnsche Joshua Nicholson 1,853 br
  • 21 Apr 1917 U 70 Otto WŁnsche Sebek 4,601 br
  • 24 Apr 1917 U 70 Otto WŁnsche Clan Galbraith 2,168 nw
  • 24 Apr 1917 U 70 Otto WŁnsche Eos 179 da
  • 24 Apr 1917 U 70 Otto WŁnsche Valkyrian 233 sw
  • 24 Apr 1917 U 70 Otto WŁnsche Vestdal 1,690 nw
  • 26 Apr 1917 U 70 Otto WŁnsche Harflete 4,814 br
  • 27 Apr 1917 U 70 Otto WŁnsche Manchester Citizen 4,251 br
  • 28 Apr 1917 U 70 Otto WŁnsche Anne Marie 441 nw
  • 29 Apr 1917 U 70 Otto WŁnsche Daleby 3,628 br
  • 30 Apr 1917 U 70 Otto WŁnsche Delamere 1,525 br
  • 4 Jun 1917 U 70 Otto WŁnsche Southland 11,899 br
  • 9 Jun 1917 U 70 Otto WŁnsche Appledore 3,843 br
  • 9 Jun 1917 U 70 Otto WŁnsche Egyptiana 3,818 br
  • 9 Jun 1917 U 70 Otto WŁnsche Harbury 4,572 br
  • 10 Jun 1917 U 70 Otto WŁnsche Galicia 1,400 br
  • 11 Jun 1917 U 70 Otto WŁnsche City Of Perth 3,427 br
  • 18 Jun 1917 U 70 Otto WŁnsche Queen Adelaide 4,965 br
  • 19 Jun 1917 U 70 Otto WŁnsche Buffalo 4,106 br
  • 25 Aug 1917 U 70 Otto WŁnsche Malda 7,896 br
  • 5 May 1918 U 70 Otto WŁnsche Rhododendron 1,290 br
  • 7 Jul 1918 U 70 Otto WŁnsche Carl 2,486 da

Fate 20 Nov 1918 - Surrendered. Broken up at Bo'ness in 1919-20.

There was another U 70 in World War Two.
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 12 Oct 1940 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 23 Nov 1940.

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