German submarine U-316

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Career
Name: U-316
Ordered: 25 August 1941
Builder: Flender Werke, Lübeck
Yard number: 316
Laid down: 11 August 1942
Launched: 19 June 1943
Commissioned: 5 August 1943
Fate: Scuttled, May 1945
General characteristics
Type: Type VIIC submarine
Displacement: 769 tonnes (757 long tons) surfaced
871 t (857 long tons) submerged
Length: 67.1 m (220 ft 2 in) o/a
50.5 m (165 ft 8 in) pressure hull
Beam: 6.2 m (20 ft 4 in) o/a
4.7 m (15 ft 5 in) pressure hull
Draft: 4.74 m (15 ft 7 in)
Propulsion: 2 × supercharged Germaniawerft 6-cylinder 4-stroke F46 diesel engines, totalling 2,800–3,200 bhp (2,100–2,400 kW). Max rpm: 470-490
2 × GL RP 137/c electric motors, totalling 750 shp (560 kW) and max rpm: 296.
Speed: 17.7 knots (32.8 km/h; 20.4 mph) surfaced
7.6 knots (14.1 km/h; 8.7 mph) submerged
Range: 15,170 km (8,190 nmi) at 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph) surfaced
150 km (81 nmi) at 4 knots (7.4 km/h; 4.6 mph) submerged
Test depth: 230 m (750 ft)
Crush depth: 250–295 m (820–968 ft)
Complement: 44–52 officers and ratings
Armament: 5 × 53.3 cm (21 in) torpedo tubes (four bow, one stern)
14 × G7e torpedoes or 26 TMA mines
1 × 8.8 cm (3.46 in) deck gun (220 rounds)
Various AA guns
Service record[1][2]
Part of: 22nd U-boat Flotilla
(5 August–31 August 1943)
23rd U-boat Flotilla
(1 September 1943–19 February 1945)
31st U-boat Flotilla
(20 February–2 May 1945)
Commanders: Oblt.z.S. Hermann Stuckmann
(5 August 1943–4 May 1945)
Oblt.z.S. Gottfried König
5 May 1944–2 May 1945
Operations: None
Victories: None

German submarine U-316 was a Type VIIC U-boat of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine during World War II. The submarine was laid down on 11 August 1942 at the Flender Werke yard at Lübeck as 'werk' 316, launched on 19 June 1943 and commissioned on 5 August under the command of Oberleutnant zur See Hermann Stuckmann.

The U-boat spent her career as a training vessel. She sank or damaged no ships.

She was scuttled in May 1945 at war's end.

Service history[edit]

The boat's service life began with training with the 22nd U-boat Flotilla from 5 August 1943. She was then transferred to the 23rd flotilla on 1 September. She was reassigned to the 31st flotilla on 20 February 1945.

Fate[edit]

The boat was scuttled near Travemünde (northeast of Lübeck) at war's end on 2 May 1945.

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "The Type VIIC boat U-316". uboat.net. Retrieved 18 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "War Patrols by German U-boat U-316". uboat.net. Retrieved 18 August 2012. 
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Coordinates: 53°58′N 10°53′E / 53.967°N 10.883°E / 53.967; 10.883