|Ordered||16 Feb 1940|
|Laid down||1 Jan 1941||F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 648)|
|Launched||23 Oct 1941|
|Commissioned||15 Dec 1941||Oblt. Karl-Otto Schultz|
|Successes||1 ship sunk, total tonnage 4,989 GRT|
Sunk on 20 October 1942 in the North Atlantic south-west of Ireland, in position 48.21N, 19.25W, by 6 depth charges from a British Liberator aircraft (224 Sqn RAF/H). 45 dead (all hands lost).
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.
We have 2 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
Britain cut in half