U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-218

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
13 Jun 1944Brest10 Jul 1944Brest28 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Richard Becker

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

We have daily positions for all 28 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-218 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
6 Jul 1944U-218Richard Becker HMS Empire Halberd (F 160) (d.) [Mine]7,177brA

1 ship damaged (7,177 tons).

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(d.) means the ship was damaged.
[Mine] indicates the vessel was hit by a mine laid by said U-boat.

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-218 during this patrol

15 Jun 1944
After leaving France on 13 June to lay mines off Falmouth, U-218 was hunted mercilessly for 60 hours, but eventually managed, with great difficulty, to elude her attackers. After laying mines on 1 July she returned to France, arriving at Brest 10 July. (Date of attack is approximate). (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 589)

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Mine-laying operations during this patrol

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

2 Jul 194402h4003h50BF 2432Land's End15 SMA

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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