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18 March

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U-boat Shipyard report

Ordered (0) Laid down (4) Launched (2) Commissioned (5)
No U-boat orders on this date1940: U-202
1941: U-464
1942: U-851
1943: U-1101
1942: U-263
1944: U-1277
1942: U-411
1943: U-363U-968
1944: U-400
1945: U-3528
These are commissioned boats. For more see our Shipyard pages.

Allied Ships hit on this date

 U-boatCommanderName of shipTonsCountryConvoy
 U-105ScheweMedjerda 4,380   brSL-68
 U-124MohrE.M. Clark 9,647   am
 U-124MohrKassandra Louloudis 5,106   gr
 U-221TrojerCanadian Star 8,293   brHX-229
 U-221TrojerWalter Q. Gresham 7,191   amHX-229
 U-521BargstenMolly Pitcher 7,200   amUGS-6
 U-593KelblingDafila 1,940   br
 U-593KelblingKaying 2,626   br
 U-663SchmidClarissa Radcliffe 5,754   brSC-122
* Unless otherwise noted the ships listed here were sunk. (d) = damaged

See all Allied ships hit by U-boats during WWII.

Attacks on this day

No attacks found on this date.

U-boats lost

1945: U-866 +

55 men died when this U-boat was lost. There were no survivors.
U-boats marked with + were lost with all hands.

- For more information on U-boat losses check out our Fates section.

U-boat Men Lost or Wounded

There were no men lost from U-boats on this date, 18 March.

- For more information on Men lost from U-boats check out this page.

Personnel Information

The following men were born on this day:
Erwin Dohrn (1920), Reinhard Hardegen (1913), Harald Jürst (1913), Heinrich Müller-Edzards (1910), Heinz von Reiche (1908).

The following men died on this day:
Wolf Jeschonnek (2009), Helmuth Pich (1997), Peter Rogowsky (1945), Gerhard Wiebe (1985).

See the entire U-boat commander listing showing all U-boat commanders.
We might include more officers (Allied and Axis) at a later date.

U-boat departures and arrivals on 18 March

This section shows the U-boat departures and arrivals from bases on this day of the year. Current country names shown with harbour names. Boats entering port display days at sea during that patrol.


From Bergen, Norway: U-551 (lost 6 days later)
From Lorient, France: U-69

U-boats entering base:
To Lorient, France: UA (22 days)


From Hamburg, Germany: U-657
From Kiel, Germany: U-334
From La Spezia, Italy: U-431
From Salamis, Greece: U-652

U-boats entering base:
To Lorient, France: U-162 (40 days)


From Bergen, Norway: U-644 (lost 21 days later)
From Kiel, Germany: U-169 (lost 10 days later), U-630 (lost 50 days later), U-639
From Lorient, France: U-174 (lost 41 days later)
From Narvik, Norway: U-251

U-boats entering base:
To Brest, France: U-377 (48 days), U-709 (34 days)
To St. Nazaire, France: U-359 (43 days), U-757 (25 days)
To Trondheim, Norway: U-622 (3 days)


From Kiel, Germany: U-765

U-boats entering base:
To Bergen, Norway: U-821 (2 days)
To Brest, France: U-373 (3 days)
To La Pallice U-960 (3 days)


U-boats entering base:
To Bergen, Norway: U-764 (4 days), U-907 (3 days)
To Horten, Norway: U-776 (7 days), U-1106 (5 days)
To Trondheim, Norway: U-294 (4 days)

U-boats at sea on 18 March

Boats entering port on this day are not counted, but boats departing for patrol are. (+) indicates the boat was lost during this patrol.


U-1, U-2, U-3, U-4, U-7, U-9, U-19, U-20, U-24, U-28, U-30, U-32, U-34, U-38, U-43, U-46, U-47, U-49, U-51, U-52, U-56, U-57, U-59.
23 boats at sea.


U-37, U-46, U-48, U-69, U-74, U-95, U-98, U-105, U-106, U-110, U-124, U-551 (+).
12 boats at sea.


U-67, U-68, U-71, U-73, U-83, U-84, U-87, U-94, U-96, U-97, U-105, U-123, U-124, U-126, U-128, U-129, U-135, U-154, U-155, U-158, U-160, U-161, U-202, U-203, U-205, U-209, U-213, U-332, U-334, U-371, U-373, U-376, U-377, U-378, U-403, U-404, U-405, U-431, U-435, U-436, U-456, U-504, U-505, U-506, U-507, U-552, U-553, U-559, U-568, U-569, U-571, U-572, U-578, U-585, U-586, U-587 (+), U-588, U-589, U-592, U-593, U-594, U-652, U-653, U-655 (+), U-701, U-753, U-754, UA.
68 boats at sea.


U-19, U-24, U-43, U-66, U-67, U-68, U-77 (+), U-81, U-84, U-86, U-89, U-91, U-103, U-105 (+), U-106, U-107, U-109, U-119, U-123, U-129, U-134, U-155, U-159, U-160, U-161, U-167 (+), U-168, U-169 (+), U-172, U-174 (+), U-180, U-182 (+), U-183, U-185, U-188, U-190, U-191 (+), U-196, U-198, U-202, U-212, U-221, U-228, U-229, U-230, U-251, U-257, U-258 (+), U-260, U-302, U-305, U-306, U-332, U-333, U-336, U-338, U-354, U-355, U-373, U-375, U-378, U-380, U-384 (+), U-405, U-406, U-409, U-410, U-415, U-431, U-435, U-439, U-440, U-441, U-445, U-447, U-448, U-461, U-463, U-468, U-469 (+), U-504, U-506, U-509, U-510, U-513, U-515, U-516, U-518, U-521, U-523, U-524 (+), U-526 (+), U-527, U-530, U-558, U-561, U-564, U-566, U-572, U-590, U-591, U-592, U-593, U-598, U-600, U-603, U-608, U-610, U-615, U-616, U-618, U-621, U-625, U-630 (+), U-631, U-632 (+), U-634, U-635 (+), U-638, U-641, U-642, U-644 (+), U-653, U-659, U-663, U-664, U-665 (+), U-666, U-703, U-704, U-706, U-758.
132 boats at sea.


U-20, U-24, U-66 (+), U-92, U-123, U-154, U-155, U-168, U-170, U-178, U-181, U-183, U-188, U-190, U-196, U-214, U-218, U-223 (+), U-255, U-256, U-262, U-267, U-278, U-302 (+), U-307, U-311 (+), U-312, U-313, U-333, U-354, U-361, U-371, U-413, U-415, U-421, U-437, U-448 (+), U-453, U-455 (+), U-466, U-471, U-488 (+), U-505, U-510, U-518, U-532, U-539, U-541, U-546, U-549, U-550 (+), U-552, U-608, U-618, U-621, U-667, U-672, U-674, U-741, U-802, U-843, U-851 (+), U-852 (+), U-856 (+), U-952, U-962 (+), U-963, U-968, U-970, U-986 (+), U-990, U-1059 (+), U-1062, UIT-24.
74 boats at sea.


U-190, U-242 (+), U-299, U-307, U-310, U-312, U-313, U-315, U-318, U-321 (+), U-363, U-396 (+), U-399 (+), U-483, U-510, U-518 (+), U-530, U-532, U-546 (+), U-548 (+), U-668, U-711, U-716, U-722 (+), U-773, U-774 (+), U-775, U-778, U-805, U-826, U-843, U-853 (+), U-857 (+), U-858, U-861, U-868, U-878, U-879 (+), U-880 (+), U-905 (+), U-953, U-965 (+), U-968, U-978, U-992, U-995, U-997, U-1001 (+), U-1002, U-1003 (+), U-1004, U-1005, U-1019, U-1022, U-1024 (+), U-1058, U-1063 (+), U-1064, U-1104, U-1169 (+), U-1195 (+), U-1202, U-1203, U-1233, U-2321.
65 boats at sea.

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