WWI U-boats

UB 18

Type UB II
ShipyardBlohm & Voss, Hamburg (Werk 248)
Ordered 30 Apr 1915
Launched 21 Aug 1915
Commissioned 10 Dec 1915
Commanders
11 Dec 1915 - 15 Feb 1916 Oblt. Franz Wäger
16 Feb 1916 - 27 Oct 1916 Oblt. Otto Steinbrinck (Pour le Mérite)
28 Oct 1916 - 7 Jul 1917 Oblt. Claus Lafrenz (Royal House Order of Hohenzollern)
8 Jul 1917 - 21 Sep 1917 Oblt. Ulrich Meier
22 Sep 1917 - 9 Dec 1917 Oblt. Georg Niemeyer
Career 31 patrols
16 Feb 1916 - 9 Dec 1917 Flandern Flotilla
Successes127 ships sunk with a total of 130,841 tons.
4 ships damaged with a total of 7,418 tons.
1 warship sunk with a total of 725 tons. (View ships hit by UB 18)
Fate 9 Dec 1917 - Rammed and sunk by trawler Ben Lawer in the Channel at 4917N 0547W. 24 dead (all hands lost).

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