|Ordered||16 Jan 1940|
|Laid down||31 Oct 1940||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 566)|
|Launched||6 Aug 1941|
|Commissioned||2 Oct 1941||Kptlt. Heinrich Müller-Edzards|
|Successes||1 ship sunk, total tonnage 5,228 GRT|
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 5,464 GRT
Sunk on 9 July, 1943 in the mid-Atlantic near the Amazon estuary, Brazil, in position 03.22N, 48.38W, by depth charges from a US Catalina aircraft (VP-94/P-1). 45 dead (all hands lost).
U-590 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Hecht (8 May 1942 - 18 Jun 1942)
Blücher (14 Aug 1942 - 20 Aug 1942)
Iltis (6 Sep 1942 - 23 Sep 1942)
Neuland (8 Mar 1943 - 13 Mar 1943)
Dränger (14 Mar 1943 - 20 Mar 1943)
Seewolf (21 Mar 1943 - 30 Mar 1943)
General notes on this boat
4 May 1942. On 4 May, 1942 U-590 had to return to base due to technical problems.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-590 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
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