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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

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

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

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