List of all U-boats

U-1018

Type

VIIC/41

 
Ordered23 Mar 1942
Laid down16 Apr 1943 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 218)
Launched1 Mar 1944
Commissioned24 Apr 1944Kptlt. Ulrich Faber
Commanders
24 Apr 1944 - 1 Jun 1944  Kptlt. Ulrich Faber
2 Jun 1944 - 27 Feb 1945  Kptlt. Walter Burmeister
Career
1 patrol
24 Apr 1944-30 Nov 1944  31. Flottille (training)
1 Dec 1944-27 Feb 1945  11. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 ship sunk, total tonnage 1,317 GRT
Fate

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.

Loss position

See the 1 ships hit by U-1018 - View the 1 war patrol

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat
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

27 Jun 1944
An accident took place during U-1018´s work-up period in the Baltic on 17 June which killed 1 man and wounded 2 from its crew. [Obersteuermann Walter Nellsen]

  Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


Castle and Water bearer

Media links


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

Wynn, Kenneth


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel