|Ordered||7 Aug 1939|
|Laid down||10 Aug 1940||Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 11)|
|Launched||10 Apr 1941|
|Commissioned||29 May 1941||Oblt. Ernst Vogelsang|
|Successes||7 ships sunk, total tonnage 32,356 GRT|
1 auxiliary warship sunk, total tonnage 557 GRT
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 2,216 tons
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 6,690 GRT
1 ship a total loss, total tonnage 4,367 GRT
Sunk on 4 November 1942 in the North Atlantic south-east of Cape Farewell, in approx. position 55.38N, 39.52W, when the British ammunition ship Hatimura blew up in a huge explosion. U-132 had torpedoed this ship earlier and was probably waiting nearby for her to sink when caught in the lethal radius of the explosion. 47 dead (all hands lost). (FDS/NHB, January 1985).
Previously recorded fate
Attacks on this boat and other events
6 Jul 1942
At 06.50 hours, the boat was forced to dive by HMCS Drummondville shortly after torpedoing the Dinaric from convoy QS 15 in the St. Lawrence Seaway. U-132 had difficulty diving because of water layers in the river and was damaged by depth charges dropped by the minesweeper after a ramming attempt, but escaped after 11 hours with damaged ballast pumps and a leakage of 4 m³ (879 gallons) of fuel. (Sources: Hadley)
1 recorded attack 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-132 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.
Eagle and Swastika