|Ordered||21 Nov 1940|
|Laid down||6 Dec 1941||Howaldtswerke AG, Kiel (werk 21)|
|Launched||23 Jan 1943|
|Commissioned||13 Mar 1943||Ltnt. Heinz Geissler|
|Successes||1 auxiliary warship sunk, total tonnage 545 GRT|
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 7,934 GRT
Sunk 1500hrs on 5 July, 1944 in the Baie de la Seine, English Channel, in position 49.52N, 00.48W, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Wanderer and the British frigate HMS Tavy. Omech Erich Stein was picked up by HMS Wanderer. 48 dead and 1 survivor. (Whinney, B The U-Boat Peril, Cassell 1986).
U-390 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Coronel 2 (15 Dec 1943 - 17 Dec 1943)
Rügen 3 (23 Dec 1943 - 7 Jan 1944)
Rügen (7 Jan 1944 - 26 Jan 1944)
Stürmer (26 Jan 1944 - 3 Feb 1944)
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-390 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
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