U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-18

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
18 Jan 1940Kiel26 Jan 1940Wilhelmshaven9 days


Officers *

Oblt. Ernst Mengersen

Oblt. Egon Reiner Freiherr von Schlippenbach

Oblt. Ottokar Arnold Paulssen

Patrol description

Patrol in the North Sea off the east coast of Scotland. The boat had to return early after firing all torpedoes in three attacks on 23 January.

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-18

We have daily positions for all 9 days on this patrol.

Departure from Kiel on 18 Jan 1940.
19 Jan 1940 - 20 Jan 1940 - 21 Jan 1940 - 22 Jan 1940 - 23 Jan 1940 - 24 Jan 1940 - 25 Jan 1940 -
Arrival at Wilhelmshaven on 26 Jan 1940.

Ships hit by U-18 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
23 Jan 1940U-18Ernst Mengersen Bisp1,000nwA

1 ship sunk (1,000 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-18 during this patrol

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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