|Ordered||21 Nov 1940|
|Laid down||6 Oct 1941||F Schichau GmbH, Danzig (werk 1523)|
|Launched||18 Aug 1942|
|Commissioned||24 Oct 1942||Oblt. Claus-Peter Carlsen|
|Successes||No 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.
Attacks on this boat
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.