|Ordered||15 Aug 1940|
|Laid down||11 Aug 1941||Danziger Werft AG, Danzig (werk 117)|
|Launched||9 May 1942|
|Commissioned||4 Nov 1942||Oblt. Christian Reich|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk 30 March, 1943 in the Baltic Sea near Bornholm in position 54.55N, 14.45E by a mine laid on 26 August 1942 by the Soviet submarine L-3 (Frunzevez). Number of fatalities unknown.
Raised on 8 April, 1943. Used for training from 4 Oct, 1943.
Sank on 12 Dec, 1944 in the Baltic Sea north-west of Pillau, in position 54.58N, 19.33E, after a collision with the German minesweeper M 203. 36 dead and 5 survivors.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-416 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.