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Ordered21 Nov 1940
Laid down6 Oct 1941 F Schichau GmbH, Danzig (werk 1523)
Launched18 Aug 1942
Commissioned24 Oct 1942Oblt. Claus-Peter Carlsen
24 Oct 1942 - 31 Oct 1943  Oblt. Claus-Peter Carlsen
3 patrols
24 Oct 1942-30 Apr 1943  8. Flottille (training)
1 May 1943-31 Oct 1943  1. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk 31 Oct 1943, in the mid-Atlantic near Tangier, in position 35.54N, 05.52W, by depth charges from the British anti-submarine trawler HMS Imperialist and the British destroyer HMS Douglas. 31 dead and 18 survivors.

Loss position

View the 3 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-732 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Meise (11 Apr 1943 - 21 Apr 1943)
   Specht (27 Apr 1943 - 4 May 1943)
   Fink (4 May 1943 - 6 May 1943)

Attacks on this boat and other events

22 Apr 1943
The boat was depth charged by escorts from convoy ONS 4 east of Cape Farewell, Greenland. Damage to the periscope forced the boat to return to base at Brest. Date is approximate. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 291)

12 Jul 1943
Two American OS2U Kingfisher reconnaissance aircraft attacked the boat in the Gulf of Gonave, Haiti, causing minor damage. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 364)

28 Jul 1943
The boat lined up an attack on a small naval convoy (3 repair ships and 3 destroyers) off Cape Maisi, the eastern tip of Cuba, but the destroyers located her and dropped depth charges. The boat escaped unharmed. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 364)

3 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-732 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.

Running Devil

Media links

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