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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 including USS Walter Camp 7,130 tons on January 25, 1944 and MV Tulagi on March 28, 1944 before returning to Penang on April 19, 1944.

On May 17, 1944 while operating in the Indian Ocean in the Strait of Malacca, U-532 encountered the British submarine HMS Tally-Ho which fired a six torpedo fan 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
February 4, 2018


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