U-995 Type VIIC/41 at the Laboe Naval Memorial. This U-boat is almost identical to U-1016.
|Ordered||23 March 1942|
|Builder||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg|
|Laid down||2 April 1943|
|Launched||8 February 1944|
|Commissioned||4 April 1944|
|Fate||Scuttled, 5 May 1945|
|Type||Type VIIC/41 submarine|
|Height||9.60 m (31 ft 6 in)|
|Draught||4.74 m (15 ft 7 in)|
|Complement||44-52 officers & ratings|
German submarine U-1016 was a Type VIIC/41 U-boat of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine during World War II.
She was ordered on 23 March 1942, and was laid down on 2 April 1943, at Blohm & Voss, Hamburg, as yard number 216. She was launched on 8 February 1944, and commissioned under the command of Oberleutnant zur See Walther Ehrhardt on 4 April 1944.
German Type VIIC/41 submarines were preceded by the heavier Type VIIC submarines. U-1016 had a displacement of 769 tonnes (757 long tons) when at the surface and 871 tonnes (857 long tons) while submerged. She had a total length of 67.10 m (220 ft 2 in), a pressure hull length of 50.50 m (165 ft 8 in), an overall beam of 6.20 m (20 ft 4 in), a height of 9.60 m (31 ft 6 in), and a draught of 4.74 m (15 ft 7 in). The submarine was powered by two Germaniawerft F46 four-stroke, six-cylinder supercharged diesel engines producing a total of 2,800 to 3,200 metric horsepower (2,060 to 2,350 kW; 2,760 to 3,160 shp) for use while surfaced, two BBC GG UB 720/8 double-acting electric motors producing a total of 750 metric horsepower (550 kW; 740 shp) for use while submerged. She had two shafts and two 1.23 m (4 ft) propellers. The boat was capable of operating at depths of up to 230 metres (750 ft).
The submarine had a maximum surface speed of 17.7 knots (32.8 km/h; 20.4 mph) and a maximum submerged speed of 7.6 knots (14.1 km/h; 8.7 mph). When submerged, the boat could operate for 80 nautical miles (150 km; 92 mi) at 4 knots (7.4 km/h; 4.6 mph); when surfaced, she could travel 8,500 nautical miles (15,700 km; 9,800 mi) at 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph). U-1016 was fitted with five 53.3 cm (21 in) torpedo tubes (four fitted at the bow and one at the stern), fourteen torpedoes or 26 TMA or TMB Naval mines, one 8.8 cm (3.46 in) SK C/35 naval gun, (220 rounds), one 3.7 cm (1.5 in) Flak M42 and two 2 cm (0.79 in) C/30 anti-aircraft guns. The boat had a complement of between forty-four and fifty-two.
U-1016 was scuttled on 5 May 1945, in Gelting Bay, as part of Operation Regenbogen, before she had a chance to participate in any war patrols. The wreck was later raised and broken up.