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U BOATS IN ACTION SOUTH ATLANTIC - U-518 U-863

2)U 532



Ordered  14 Aug 1940


Laid down  7 Jan 1942  Deutsche Werft AG Hamburg (werk 347)


Launched 26 Aug 1942


Commissioned 11 Nov 1942   Kptlt. Ottoheinrich Junker


Commanders

11 Nov 1942 - 13 May 1945  FrgKpt. Kptlt. Ottoheinrich Junker German Cross in Gold


Career  

4 Patrols 


11 Nov 1942-31 Mar 1943 4. Flotille (training)


1 Apr 1943-30 Sep 1944  2. Flotille (active service)


1 Oct 1944-8 May 1945  33 Flotille (active service)               


Successes -   8 ships sunk, total tonnage 46,895 GRT


2 ships damaged, total tonnage 13,128 GRT


Fate  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 56º.08'N, 10º.07'W by a torpedo from the British submarine HMS Tantivy.


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In the south Atlantic U-532 had 1 ship sunk for a total of  7,540 DWT BARON JEDBURGH


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