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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 on 31 October 1943, in the Strait of Gibraltar north of Tangier, in position 35.54N, 05.52W, by depth charges from the British A/S 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