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16 July

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U-boat Shipyard report

Ordered (14) Laid down (0) Launched (3) Commissioned (3)
1937: U-54, U-55, U-64, U-65
1942: U-323, U-324, U-325, U-326, U-327, U-328, U-903, U-904, U-1171, U-1172
No boats laid down on this date1935: U-8
1941: U-408
1943: U-1192
1941: U-701
1942: U-631
1943: U-366
These are commissioned boats. For more see our Shipyard pages.

Allied Ships hit on this date

 U-boatCommanderName of shipTonsCountryConvoy
 U-61OestenScottish Minstrel 6,998   brHX-55
 U-160LassenBeaconlight 6,926   pa
 U-161AchillesFairport 6,165   amAS-4
 U-166KuhlmannGertrude 16   am
 U-181LüthFort Franklin 7,135   br
 U-306TrothaKaipara (d)5,882   brSL-133
 U-513GuggenbergerRichard Caswell 7,177   am
* Unless otherwise noted the ships listed here were sunk. (d) = damaged

See all Allied ships hit by U-boats during WWII.

Attacks on this day


U-299. The commander was wounded in an aircraft attack. The boat, part of a defence line off Norway, reached Bergen four days later.

U-boats lost

1943: U-67

48 men died when this U-boat was lost. 3 men survived.

Survivors from U-boats almost always landed in allied captivity.

- For more information on U-boat losses check out our Fates section.

U-boat Men Lost or Wounded

There were no men lost from U-boats on this date, 16 July.

- For more information on Men lost from U-boats check out this page.

Personnel Information

The following men were born on this day:
Friedrich Altmeier (1920), Hans-Joachim Dierks (1923), Helmut Ellmenreich (1913), Heinz Jaschke (1920), Jürgen Krüger (1918).

The following men died on this day:
Kurt Böhme (1984), Günther Müller-Stöckheim (1943).

See the entire U-boat commander listing showing all U-boat commanders.
We might include more officers (Allied and Axis) at a later date.

U-boat departures and arrivals on 16 July

This section shows the U-boat departures and arrivals from bases on this day of the year. Current country names shown with harbour names. Boats entering port display days at sea during that patrol.


From Oxhöft: U-139


From Kiel, Germany: U-405, U-511, U-609
From Salamis, Greece: U-77

U-boats entering base:
To Narvik, Norway: U-457 (19 days)
To Skjomenfjord U-408 (40 days)


From Hammerfest, Norway: U-307, U-629

U-boats entering base:
To Brest, France: U-603 (73 days)
To Hammerfest, Norway: U-629 (9 days)
To Lorient, France: U-211 (68 days), U-271 (49 days), U-420 (35 days)
To Narvik, Norway: U-255 (8 days)
To Sevastopol U-23 (20 days)
To St. Nazaire, France: U-641 (69 days)


From Brest, France: U-275
From Kristiansand: U-735, U-1229
From Lorient, France: U-802
From Reval: U-242

U-boats entering base:
To Reval U-679 (6 days)

U-boats at sea on 16 July

Boats entering port on this day are not counted, but boats departing for patrol are. (+) indicates the boat was lost during this patrol.


U-30, U-34, U-43, U-52, U-56, U-57, U-58, U-61, U-62, U-99, UA.
11 boats at sea.


U-66, U-68, U-74, U-93, U-94, U-95, U-97, U-98, U-109, U-123, U-124, U-125, U-126, U-140, U-141, U-144, U-145, U-201, U-202, U-203, U-331, U-372, U-401 (+), U-431, U-553, U-561, U-562, U-564, U-565, UA.
30 boats at sea.


U-43, U-66, U-67, U-71, U-77, U-84, U-86, U-89, U-90 (+), U-98, U-108, U-116, U-126, U-128, U-129, U-130, U-132, U-134, U-154, U-155, U-160, U-161, U-162 (+), U-166 (+), U-171 (+), U-172, U-173, U-201, U-202, U-203, U-217, U-254, U-332, U-375, U-379 (+), U-402, U-405, U-437, U-453, U-454, U-458, U-459, U-460, U-461, U-463, U-505, U-507, U-508, U-509, U-510, U-511, U-552, U-561, U-562, U-564, U-565, U-571, U-572, U-575, U-582, U-584, U-597, U-598, U-600, U-601, U-607, U-609, U-654 (+), U-658, U-704, U-751 (+), U-752, U-754 (+).
73 boats at sea.


U-18, U-20, U-43 (+), U-66, U-81, U-84 (+), U-86, U-134 (+), U-155, U-159 (+), U-168, U-172, U-177, U-178, U-181, U-183, U-185 (+), U-188, U-190, U-193, U-195, U-196, U-197 (+), U-198, U-199 (+), U-221, U-228, U-230, U-257, U-277, U-302, U-306, U-307, U-333, U-336, U-340, U-355, U-358, U-359 (+), U-373, U-375 (+), U-382, U-387, U-403 (+), U-406, U-407, U-415, U-445, U-453, U-455, U-466, U-468 (+), U-508, U-510, U-511, U-513 (+), U-516, U-527 (+), U-532, U-533 (+), U-558 (+), U-565, U-566, U-571, U-572 (+), U-591 (+), U-598 (+), U-600, U-601, U-604 (+), U-608, U-613 (+), U-615 (+), U-617, U-618, U-625, U-634 (+), U-642, U-648, U-653, U-662 (+), U-667, U-709, U-713, U-732, U-757, U-953.
87 boats at sea.


U-9, U-24, U-107, U-129, U-181, U-196, U-198 (+), U-212 (+), U-247, U-275, U-286, U-295, U-299, U-309, U-347 (+), U-354, U-361 (+), U-362, U-365, U-387, U-396, U-475, U-479, U-481, U-516, U-518, U-530, U-534, U-537, U-539, U-546, U-547, U-621, U-636, U-672 (+), U-673, U-716, U-736 (+), U-742 (+), U-802, U-804, U-855 (+), U-857, U-858, U-859 (+), U-861, U-862, U-921, U-953, U-956, U-965, U-992, U-994, U-995, U-1062 (+), U-1163.
56 boats at sea.


1 boats at sea.

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