List of all U-boats

U-90

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered25 Jan 1939
Laid down1 Oct 1940 Flender Werke AG, Lübeck (werk 294)
Launched25 Oct 1941
Commissioned20 Dec 1941Kptlt. Hans-Jürgen Oldörp
Commanders
20 Dec 1941 - 24 Jul 1942  Kptlt. Hans-Jürgen Oldörp
Career
1 patrol
20 Dec 1941-30 Jun 1942  8. Flottille (training)
1 Jul 1942-24 Jul 1942  9. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sunk on 24 July 1942 in the North Atlantic east of Newfoundland, in position 48.12N, 40.56W, by depth charges from the Canadian destroyer HMCS St. Croix. 44 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

Wolfpack operations

U-90 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Wolf (13 Jul 1942 - 24 Jul 1942)

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-90 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.


Media links


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 1

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay

There was another U-90 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 12 Jan 1917 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 2 Aug 1917. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about SM U 90 during WWI.