|Ordered||31 Jan 1939|
|Laid down||1 Jul 1939||F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 615)|
|Launched||3 May 1941|
|Commissioned||26 Jul 1941||Korvkpt. Werner von Schmidt|
|Successes||1 ship sunk, total tonnage 4,284 GRT|
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 7,093 GRT
Missing since October 1942 in the North Atlantic, details and position not known.
The last radiogram was sent on 6 Oct 1942 from approximate position 45.00N, 31.30W. 56 dead (all hands lost).
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-116 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat! See the emblem page for this boat or view each one below.
Leg / claw of an animal
U-boats Missing in Action.