U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-218

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
20 Apr 1943Brest2 Jun 1943Brest44 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Richard Becker

Joachim Seeger

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

We have daily positions for all 44 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-218 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Naab (12 May 1943 - 15 May 1943)
   Donau 2 (15 May 1943 - 19 May 1943)
   Mosel (19 May 1943 - 24 May 1943)

Ships hit by U-218 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol


13 May 1943. Injured crew were transferred from U-218 to U-461.

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Attacks on U-218 during this patrol

22 May 1943
Already damaged by previous action, U-218 suffered more damage when attacked by surface ships. The boat escaped and reached France on June 2. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 337)

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Men lost from U-boats

2 May 1943
One of the crew broke a leg.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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