U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-218

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
28 Aug 1942Kristiansand29 Sep 1942Brest33 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Richard Becker

Ltn. Walter Hungershausen

Ltn. Horst Slevogt

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-218

We have daily positions for all 33 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-218 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Vorwärts (4 Sep 1942 - 15 Sep 1942)

Ships hit by U-218 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
11 Sep 1942U-218Richard Becker Fjordaas (d.)7,361nwON-127A

1 ship damaged (7,361 tons).

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(d.) means the ship was damaged.

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-218 during this patrol

12 Sep 1942
An attack by escorts from convoy ON 127 caused such severe damage that U-218 was forced to make for Brest for repair. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 31.)

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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