U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-218

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
19 Sep 1943Brest8 Dec 1943Brest81 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Richard Becker

Oblt. Prosper Ohlsen

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

We have daily positions for all 81 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-218 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
5 Nov 1943U-218Richard Becker Beatrice Beck146brA

1 ship sunk (146 tons).

General Events during this patrol


27 Sep 1943. U-218 lost two men in heavy seas, but managed to retrieve them 45 minutes later.

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Attacks on U-218 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-218 duing this patrol.

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Mine-laying operations during this patrol

U-218 laid mines on the following dates during this patrol:

27 Oct 194300h0501h27ED 9865Port of Spain, Trinidad14 SMA

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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