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 25 May 1944 in North Sea west of Bodö, in position 65.05N, 07.28E, by depth charges from a British Liberator aircraft (Sqdn. 59/S). 20 dead and 33 survivors.

Loss position

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

Onboard the U-990 were the survivors from the sunken U-476. The German outpost boat 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