List of all U-boats




Ordered15 Aug 1940
Laid down7 Jan 1942 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 347)
Launched26 Aug 1942
Commissioned11 Nov 1942Kptlt. Ottoheinrich Junker
11 Nov 1942 - 13 May 1945  FrgKpt. Ottoheinrich Junker (German Cross in Gold)
4 patrols
11 Nov 1942-31 Mar 1943  4. Flottille (training)
1 Apr 1943-30 Sep 1944  2. Flottille (active service)
1 Oct 1944-8 May 1945  33. Flottille (active service)
Successes8 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)
Sunk on 9 Dec, 1945 in position 56.08N, 10.07W by a torpedo from the British submarine HMS Tantivy.

Final location

See the 10 ships hit by U-532 - View the 4 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

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.

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.

Water bearer

Media links

The Grey Wolves of Eriboll

David M. Hird

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

The Royal Navy and German Naval Disarmament, 1942-1947

Madsen, Chris
($ 58.77)

U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

As an Amazon Associate earns a commission from qualifying purchases.