U-32

CountryGermany
Ship ClassType VII-class Submarine
Builder NameDeutsche Schiff- und Maschinenbau AG
Yard Number913
Slip/Drydock NumberVIII
Ordered1 Apr 1935
Laid Down15 Mar 1936
Launched25 Feb 1937
Commissioned15 Apr 1937

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22 Jun 1940 The 9,026-ton Norwegian motor tanker Eli Knudsen had been in Allied convoy HX-49, which was dispersed approximately 100 miles southwest of Cape Clear, Ireland after German submarine U-47 had torpedoed the San Fernando in the middle of convoy at 2007 hours on 21 Jun 1940. At 0336 hours German submarine U-32 torpedoed the Eli Knudsen, one of the slowest ships in convoy. All crew members abandoned ship in lifeboats and were picked up a few hours later by the sloop HMS Sandwich and taken to Liverpool, England, United Kingdom. The tanker remained afloat, although she would not survive the incident.




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