List of all U-boats

U-216

Type

VIID

 
Ordered16 Feb 1940
Laid down1 Jan 1941 F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 648)
Launched23 Oct 1941
Commissioned15 Dec 1941Oblt. Karl-Otto Schultz
Commanders
15 Dec 1941 - 20 Oct 1942   Karl-Otto Schultz
Career
1 patrol
15 Dec 1941-31 Aug 1942  5. Flottille (training)
1 Sep 1942-20 Oct 1942  9. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 ship sunk, total tonnage 4,989 GRT
Fate

Sunk 20 Oct 1942 south-west of Ireland in position 48.21N, 19.25W, by 6 depth charges from a British Liberator aircraft (Sqdn. 224/H). 45 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

See the 1 ships hit by U-216 - View the 1 war patrol

Wolfpack operations

U-216 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Lohs (13 Sep 1942 - 15 Sep 1942)
   Pfeil (15 Sep 1942 - 22 Sep 1942)
   Blitz (22 Sep 1942 - 26 Sep 1942)
   Luchs (27 Sep 1942 - 29 Sep 1942)
   Letzte Ritter (29 Sep 1942 - 1 Oct 1942)
   Wotan (5 Oct 1942 - 17 Oct 1942)

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-216 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 2 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


Britain stabbed

Britain cut in half

Media links


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 1

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay