Ship ClassType XXI-class Submarine
BuilderDeutsche Schiff- und Maschinenbau AG
Yard Number1175
Slip/Drydock NumberV
Ordered6 Nov 1943
Laid Down6 Sep 1944
Launched2 Nov 1944
Commissioned5 Jan 1945
Sunk2 May 1945
Displacement1,621 tons standard; 1,819 tons submerged
Length251 feet
Beam26 feet
Draft21 feet
MachineryTwo MAN M6V40/46KBB supercharged 6cyl diesel engines (3,900shp each), two SSW GU365/30 electric motors (4,900shp each), two SSW GV232/28 silent electric motors (223shp each)
Speed15 knots
Range15,500nm at 10 knots surfaced, 340nm at 5 knots submerged
Armament6x53.3cm bow torpedo tubes; 4x2cm C/30 anti-aircraft guns; 23 torpedoes, or 17 torpedoes and 12 TMC mines
Submerged Speed17.2 knots with standard electric motors, 6.1 knots with silent electric motors


ww2dbaseType XXI submarine U-3016 was commissioned into service in Jan 1945 under the command of Oberleutnant zur See Bernhard Meentzen. Having joined the German Navy late in the European War, she remained in 4th Submarine Flotilla, a training unit, through the end without having participated in any war patrols. She was scuttled at Travemünde, Lübeck, Germany in May 1945 to prevent Allied capture. She was later raised and broken up.

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U-3016 Operational Timeline

6 Nov 1943 The order for the construction of U-3016 was issued.
6 Sep 1944 The keel of U-3016 was laid down at the AG Weser yard of Deschimag in Bremen, Germany.
2 Nov 1944 U-3016 was launched at the AG Weser yard of Deschimag in Bremen, Germany.
5 Jan 1945 U-3016 was commissioned into service with Oberleutnant zur See Bernhard Meentzen in command.
2 May 1945 U-3016 was scuttled at Travemünde, Lübeck, Germany to prevent capture.


U-3016, Germany, Jan 1945The crew of U-3016, Germany, 1945

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