List of all U-boats

U-632

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered15 Aug 1940
Laid down4 Sep 1941 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 608)
Launched27 May 1942
Commissioned23 Jul 1942Oblt. Hans Karpf
Commanders
23 Jul 1942 - 6 Apr 1943  KrvKpt. Hans Karpf
Career
2 patrols
23 Jul 1942-31 Dec 1942  5. Flottille (training)
1 Jan 1943-6 Apr 1943  1. Flottille (active service)
Successes2 ships sunk, total tonnage 15,255 GRT
Fate

Sunk 6 April, 1943 south-west of Iceland, in position 58.02N, 28.42W, by depth charges from a British B-24 Liberator aircraft (Sqdn. 86/R). 48 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

See the 2 ships hit by U-632 - View the 2 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-632 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Falke (4 Jan 1943 - 19 Jan 1943)
   Landsknecht (19 Jan 1943 - 28 Jan 1943)
   Seeteufel (23 Mar 1943 - 30 Mar 1943)
   Löwenherz (1 Apr 1943 - 6 Apr 1943)

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-632 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.


Swordfish and Ship

Media links


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

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay