|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 on 24 July 1942 in the North Atlantic east of Newfoundland, 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 SM U 90 during WWI.