|Ordered||15 Aug 1940|
|Laid down||7 Jan 1942||Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 347)|
|Launched||26 Aug 1942|
|Commissioned||11 Nov 1942||Kptlt. Ottoheinrich Junker|
|Successes||8 ships sunk, total tonnage 46,895 GRT|
2 ships damaged, total tonnage 13,128 GRT
Surrendered at Loch Eriboll, Scotland on 13 May 1945 (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).
To Liverpool on 17 May. Transferred to Loch Ryan for Operation Deadlight.
Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Attacks on this boat
28 Apr 1943
In attacking convoy ON(S)-5 the boat suffered damage during an exhaustive 15 hour hunt by the escorts. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 293)
2 recorded attacks on this boat.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-532 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.