List of all U-boats

U-718

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered10 Apr 1941
Laid down18 May 1942 H C Stülcken Sohn, Hamburg (werk 784)
Launched26 Mar 1943
Commissioned25 Jun 1943Oblt. Helmut Wieduwilt
Commanders
25 Jun 1943 - 18 Nov 1943  Oblt. Helmut Wieduwilt
Career
No patrols
25 Jun 1943-18 Nov 1943  5. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sank 18 Nov 1943 in the Baltic Sea north-east of Bornholm, in position 55.21N, 15.24E, after a collision with U-476. 43 dead and 7 survivors.

Loss position

General notes on this boat

This boat is apparently resting in the nerve/mustard gas zone and is off limits to divers forever it seems.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-718 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.


Media links


U-Boat Adventures

Wiggins, Melanie


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

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel