List of all U-boats




Ordered25 May 1941
Laid down17 Oct 1942 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 190)
Launched16 Jun 1943
Commissioned28 Jul 1943Kptlt. Hubert Nordheimer
28 Jul 1943 - 25 May 1944  Kptlt. Hubert Nordheimer
4 patrols
28 Jul 1943-31 Dec 1943  5. Flottille (training)
1 Jan 1944-25 May 1944  11. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 warship sunk, total tonnage 1,920 tons

Sunk on 25 May 1944 in the Norwegian Sea north-west of Trondheim, Norway, in position 65.05N, 07.28E, by depth charges from a British Liberator aircraft (59 Sqn RAF/S). 20 dead and 33 survivors.

Loss position

See the 1 ships hit by U-990 - View the 4 war patrols

Onboard U-990 were the survivors from the sunken U-476. The German patrol vessel V 5901 rescued 51 crew members of both crews (18 from U-476).

Wolfpack operations

U-990 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Werwolf (28 Jan 1944 - 27 Feb 1944)
   Orkan (5 Mar 1944 - 10 Mar 1944)
   Hammer (10 Mar 1944 - 26 Mar 1944)
   Blitz (2 Apr 1944 - 4 Apr 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-990 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.

Crocodile and World

Media links

U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor

U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel