List of all U-boats




Ordered25 Aug 1941
Laid down11 Aug 1942 Flender Werke AG, Lübeck (werk 316)
Launched19 Jun 1943
Commissioned5 Aug 1943Ltnt. Hermann Stuckmann
5 Aug 1943 - 4 May 1944  Oblt. Hermann Stuckmann (Knights Cross)
5 May 1944 - 2 May 1945  Oblt. Gottfried König
No patrols
5 Aug 1943-31 Aug 1943  22. Flottille (school boat)
1 Sep 1943-19 Feb 1945  23. Flottille (school boat)
20 Feb 1945-2 May 1945  31. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Scuttled on 2 May 1945 near Travemünde, in position 53.59N, 10.56E. Wreck broken up.

Final location

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.

Media links

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

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

Wynn, Kenneth

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