List of all U-boats




Ordered23 Mar 1942
Laid down16 Apr 1943 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 218)
Launched1 Mar 1944
Commissioned24 Apr 1944Kptlt. Ulrich Faber
24 Apr 1944 - 1 Jun 1944  Kptlt. Ulrich Faber
2 Jun 1944 - 27 Feb 1945  Kptlt. Walter Burmeister
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

Sunk on 27 February 1945 in the English Channel south of Lizard Point, 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

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 -

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

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