|Ordered||25 Aug 1941|
|Laid down||11 Aug 1942||Flender Werke AG, Lübeck (werk 316)|
|Launched||19 Jun 1943|
|Commissioned||5 Aug 1943||Ltnt. Hermann Stuckmann|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Scuttled on 2 May 1945 near Travemünde, in position 53.59N, 10.56E. Wreck broken up.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-316 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.