Submarine of the L (Leninec) class
|Navy||The Soviet Navy|
|Built by||Marti Yard (Nikolayev, U.S.S.R.) / Yard 198 and Dalzavod (Vladivostok, U.S.S.R.) / Yard 202|
|Laid down||5 Nov 1935|
|Launched||9 Jul 1937|
|Commissioned||9 Dec 1938|
|Lost||11 Oct 1942|
|Loss position||45° 41'N, 138° 56'W|
L-16 left Petropavlovsk with her sister ship L-15 to join the Northen fleet on 26 September 1942. The two submarines intended to sail trough Dutch Harbour, San Francisco to the Panama Canal, Canada and the United Kingdom. L-16 was lost enroute due to the fact that she was torpedoed and sunk by the Japanese submarine I-25 (offsite link) on 11 October 1942 approximately 500 miles west of Seattle, Washington, U.S.A in position 45º41'N, 138º56W'.
All 50 aboard were killed. The sinking was witnessed by the crew of L-15.
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