List of all U-boats
|Ordered||7 Dec 1940|
|Laid down||17 Jan 1942||F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 662)|
|Launched||15 Oct 1942|
|Commissioned||28 Nov 1942||Kptlt. Ernst Ziehm|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk on 9 July 1943 in the North Atlantic north-west of Lisbon, in position 39.48N, 14.22W, by depth charges from a British Wellington aircraft (179 Sqn RAF/R). 46 dead (all hands lost). (Axel Niestlé, April 2003).
Previously recorded fate
- Sunk on 8 July 1943 in the North Atlantic west of Oporto, in position 40.37N, 13.41W, by depth charges from a US Liberator aircraft (2nd A/S Sqn USAAF/Q).
Notes. This attack was actually directed against U-183 inflicting no damage.
U-232 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Trutz (1 Jun 1943 - 16 Jun 1943)
Trutz 2 (16 Jun 1943 - 29 Jun 1943)
Geier 3 (30 Jun 1943 - 8 Jul 1943)
General notes on this boat
24 Feb 1943. On 24 Feb. 1943 the U-232 collided with U-649 during training in the Bay of Danzig. U-649 sank, taking 35 of her crew with her.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-232 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
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