List of all U-boats

U-416

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered15 Aug 1940
Laid down11 Aug 1941 Danziger Werft AG, Danzig (werk 117)
Launched9 May 1942
Commissioned4 Nov 1942Oblt. Christian Reich
Commanders
4 Nov 1942 - 30 Mar 1943   Christian Reich
31 Mar 1943 - 3 Oct 1943   (boat was vacant)
4 Oct 1943 - 14 Nov 1943  Oblt. Rudolf Zorn
15 Nov 1943 - 15 May 1944  Kptlt. Heinz Zwarg
16 May 1944 - 12 Dec 1944  Oblt. Eberhard Rieger
Career
No patrols
4 Nov 1942-30 Mar 1943  8. Flottille (training)
4 Oct 1943-1 Jul 1944  23. Flottille (school boat)
1 Jul 1944-12 Dec 1944  21. Flottille (school boat)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Decommissioned on 8 April 1943 at Stettin after being badly damaged west of Bornholm, in position 54.51N, 14.35E, by a mine in the British field Pollock on 30 March 1943.

Repaired in the Schichau-Werft at Königsberg and returned to service on 4 October 1943.

Sank on 12 December 1944 in the Baltic Sea north-west of Pillau, in position 54.58N, 19.43E, after a collision with the German minesweeper M 203. 36 dead and 5 survivors.

Loss position

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.

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


Sea horse

Media links


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

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel