List of all U-boats
|Ordered||15 Aug 1940|
|Laid down||7 Jan 1942||Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 347)|
|Launched||26 Aug 1942|
|Commissioned||11 Nov 1942||Kptlt. Ottoheinrich Junker|
|Successes||8 ships sunk, total tonnage 46,895 GRT|
2 ships damaged, total tonnage 13,128 GRT
Surrendered on 13 May 1945 at Loch Eriboll, Scotland (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).
Transferred to Liverpool on 17 May 1945, later to Loch Ryan.
Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
U-532 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Lerche (10 Apr 1943 - 16 Apr 1943)
Meise (16 Apr 1943 - 21 Apr 1943)
Star (27 Apr 1943 - 4 May 1943)
Attacks on this boat and other events
28 Apr 1943
In attacking convoy ON(S) 5 the boat suffered damage during an exhaustive 15 hour hunt by the escorts. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 293)
17 May 1944
U-532 encountered British submarine HMS Tally-Ho in the Indian Ocean (Malacca Straits). Tally-Ho fired a six torpedo fan, all of which missed.
2 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-532 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
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