|Ordered||25 Jan 1939|
|Laid down||1 Oct 1940||Flender Werke AG, Lübeck (werk 294)|
|Launched||25 Oct 1941|
|Commissioned||20 Dec 1941||Kptlt. Hans-Jürgen Oldörp|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk 24 July, 1942 in the Northern Atlantic, in position 48.12N, 40.56W by depth charges from the Canadian destroyer HMCS St. Croix. 44 dead (all hands lost).
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.
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 the U 90 during WWI.