List of all U-boats

U-2518

Type

XXI

 
Ordered6 Nov 1943
Laid down16 Aug 1944 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 2518)
Launched4 Oct 1944
Commissioned4 Nov 1944Oblt. Friedrich Weidner
Commanders
4 Nov 1944 - 9 May 1945  Kptlt. Friedrich Weidner
Career
No patrols
4 Nov 1944-1 Apr 1945  31. Flottille (training)
1 Apr 1945-8 May 1945  11. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Surrendered on 9 May 1945 at Horten, Norway (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).

Transferred to Oslo 18 May
Departed Oslo 3 June
Arrived Lisahally, Northern Ireland 7 June

Post war information (see more post-war boats):
Transferred to France on 14 Feb, 1946 and became the French submarine Roland Morillot. Stricken on 17 Oct, 1967 as Q426. Broken up in 1969.

Final location

Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-2518 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.


Cat times 3

Media links


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

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel