List of all U-boats

U-290

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered5 Jun 1941
Laid down12 Oct 1942 Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 55)
Launched16 Jun 1943
Commissioned24 Jul 1943Oblt. Hartmut Strenger
Commanders
24 Jul 1943 - 26 Dec 1943  Kptlt. Hartmut Strenger
27 Dec 1943 - Apr, 1945  Oblt. Helmut Herglotz
Apr, 1945 - 4 May 1945  Oblt. (R) Heinz Baum
Career
3 patrols
24 Jul 1943-30 Apr 1944  8. Flottille (training)
1 May 1944-31 Jul 1944  6. Flottille (active service)
1 Aug 1944-27 Aug 1944  11. Flottille (active service)
28 Aug 1944-15 Feb 1945  8. Flottille (active service)
16 Feb 1945-3 May 1945  4. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Scuttled in May 1945 in Kupfermühlen Bay, Flensburg Fjord.

Final location

View the 3 war patrols

Attacks on this boat and other events

14 Jun 1944
An attack by a Norwegian Mosquito (Sqdn 333/H, pilots Erling U. Johansen and Lauritz Humlen) damaged U-290 and wounded eight of the crew. The boat reached base at Bergen, Norway two days later.

1 recorded attack on this boat.

Men lost from the boat

14 Jun 1944
An attack by a Norwegian Mosquito (Sqdn 333/H, pilots Erling U. Johansen and Lauritz Humlen) damaged U-290 and wounded eight of the crew. The boat reached base at Bergen, Norway two days later.

  Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -

U-boat Emblems

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


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Media links


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 1

Wynn, Kenneth


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel