18th U-boat Flotilla

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18th U-boat Flotilla
Active January–March 1945
Country  Nazi Germany
Branch  Kriegsmarine
Type U-boat flotilla
Garrison/HQ Hel, Poland
Engagements World War II

The 18th U-boat Flotilla (German 18. Unterseebootsflottille) was a short-lived unit of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine[1] during World War II.

The flotilla was formed in Hel, Poland, in January 1945 under the command of Korvettenkapitän Rudolf Franzius. Officially a training flotilla (Ger. Ausbildungsflottille), the four U-boats were in combat in the Baltic Sea. It was disbanded in March 1945.[2]

Assigned U-boats[edit]

Four U-boats were assigned to this flotilla during its service.


  1. ^ cf. Hattendorf (1995), p.132
  2. ^ "uboat.net - Boats - Flotillas - 18th Flotilla". uboat.net. Archived from the original on 7 February 2010. Retrieved 12 February 2010.