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Type IXC/40

Ship History
Laid down on January 7, 1942. Launched August 26, 1942. Commissioned November 11, 1942 under the command of Fregattenkaptain Ottoheinrich Junker.

Operated with the First Monsun Submarine Group. On January 4, 1944 departed Penang and sank seven vessels in the Indian Ocean. On January 25, 1944 sunk USS Walter Camp of 7,130 Tons. On March 28, 1944 spotted MV Tulagi and fired torpedoes, two hit the starboard side causing it to sink in only 20 seconds stern first, before rolling over to the starboard side. Thirty-nine went down with the ship and only seven survived to be rescued.

On April 19, 1944 returning to Penang.

On May 17, 1944 while operating in the Indian Ocean in the Strait of Malacca, encountered the British submarine HMS Tally-Ho which fired a six torpedo spread against U-532, but all missed.

On May 13, 1945 surrendered at Loch Eriboll, Scotland. On May 17 to Liverpool, transferred to Loch Ryan for "Operation Deadlight" for intelligence information.

Sinking History
On December 9, 1945 sunk by a torpedo fired from British submarine HMS Tantivy at roughly 56.08N, 10.07W.

References U-532
Mercantile Navy - Burns Philp Shipping Company - MV Tulagi

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Last Updated
June 29, 2019


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