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SM U-16 (Germany)
U-Boote Kiel 1914.jpg
Identifiable are: U 22, U 20, U 19, and U 21 (first row, l-r); U 14, U 15, U 11, U 16, U 18, and U ?? (second row, l-r).
Career (Germany)
Name: U-16
Ordered: 26 August 1909
Builder: Germaniawerft, Kiel
Cost: 2,539,000 Goldmark
Yard number: 157
Laid down: 10 May 1910
Launched: 29 August 1911
Commissioned: 28 December 1911
Fate: February 1919 - Sunk in an accident in position 58°59′N 08°29′E / 58.983°N 8.483°E / 58.983; 8.483Coordinates: 58°59′N 08°29′E / 58.983°N 8.483°E / 58.983; 8.483 while on passage to surrender.
Class & type: German Type U 16 submarine
Displacement: 489 metric tons (539 short tons) ↑
627 metric tons (691 short tons) ↓
Length: 57.8 m (189 ft 8 in)
Beam: 6 m (19 ft 8 in)
Draught: 3.36 m (11 ft 0 in)
Propulsion: 2 shafts
2 × Körting 6-cylinder and 2 × Körting 8-cylinder two stroke paraffin motors with 900 PS (890 hp)
2 × SSW electric motors with 1,040 PS (1,030 hp)
550 rpm ↑
600 rpm ↓
Speed: 15.6 kn (28.9 km/h; 18.0 mph) ↑
10.7 kn (19.8 km/h; 12.3 mph) ↓
Test depth: 50 m (160 ft)
Boats & landing
craft carried:
1 dingi
Complement: 4 officers, 25 men
Armament: 4 x 45 cm (17.7 in) torpedo tubes (2 each bow and stern) with 6 torpedoes
1 × 5 cm (2.0 in) SK L/40 gun

SM U-16 was one of the 329 submarines serving in the Imperial German Navy in World War I. U-16 was engaged in the naval warfare and took part in the First Battle of the Atlantic.


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