U 32 (Bundeswehr)
( previous / next - all submarines )
U 32 at sea
conventional deep sea boat
|Shipyard:||North Sea Works , Emden|
|Build number:||DEU-U 212A # 2 U 32 HDW / TNSW 07/11/00 Nov 03 05/31/05|
|Year of construction:||1998|
|Commissioning:||October 19, 2005|
|Height:||11.5 m (above tower)|
|Displacement:||1,450 tons (above water)
1,830 tons (under water)
|Operating depth:||at least 250 m|
|Drive:||Diesel engine with 1050 kW (approx. 1432 PS )
9 fuel cell modules with a total of 306 kW
E-motor with 1700 kW (approx. 2318 PS)
|Speed:||12 kn over water
20 kn under water
|Armament:||6 torpedo tubes 533 mm
12 torpedoes type DM2A4 hake heavyweight torpedo (fiber optic guided)
24 underwater mines
On 4 December 2003 baptized , U was 32 and his sister boat U 31 on 19 October 2005 by Defense Minister Peter Struck in the presence of the commander of the fleet, Vice Admiral Wolfgang E. Nolting , in Eckernförde put into service. Like all submarines, it belongs to the 1st submarine squadron of the operational flotilla 1 .
U 32 set a record on April 26, 2006 by being the first conventionally powered submarine (without nuclear power ) to remain under water for two weeks without a break. This long stay is made possible by the fuel cell drive of the submarine. It also has a non- cavitating propeller , which makes the journey even quieter and more difficult to locate .
The city of Edenkoben took over the sponsorship for the submarine .
- U 32 soldiers under water. N24, documentation, Germany 2016, 60 min.
- command in the submarine crew ALPHA: Pfeiffer leaves, Lenthe comes. In: wittenberge.de. July 21, 2016, accessed April 25, 2019 .
- Not counting the snorkeling trips of submarines of the German navy during World War II
- About the "Westlant Deployment" . marine.de; Retrieved February 22, 2013.