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

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