|Ordered||23 Mar 1942|
|Laid down||16 Apr 1943||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 218)|
|Launched||1 Mar 1944|
|Commissioned||24 Apr 1944||Kptlt. Ulrich Faber|
|Successes||1 ship sunk, total tonnage 1,317 GRT|
Sunk 27 Feb 1945 in the Channel south of Penzance, in position 49.56N, 05.20W, by depth charges from the British frigate HMS Loch Fada. 51 dead and 2 survivors.
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus and sailed equipped with it in January 1945 but it was of course installed prior to that date. Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.
Men lost from the boat
17 Jun 1944
An accident took place on 17 June during U-1018's working up exercises in the Baltic in which one man died and two were wounded. [Obersteuermann Walter Nellsen]
Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
Castle and Water bearer