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Patrol info for U-47

Date lookup for 8 Oct 1939


DepartureArrival / FateDuration
8 Oct 1939Kiel17 Oct 1939Lost10 days

Commander

Officers *


Kptlt. Günther Prien
1WO

Oblt. Engelbert Endrass
2WO

Oblt. Amelung von Varendorff
ObStrm

Wilhelm Spahr

Patrol description

The translated war diary of U-47 for this patrol is available here: http://www.uboatarchive.net/U-47RoyalOak.htm


U-47's position on 8 Oct 1939

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Ships hit by U-47 on this date

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General Events during this patrol

1939

8 Oct 1939. U-47 under command of Günther Prien set out from Kiel on the soon to be famous attack on the British Fleet at Scapa Flow.

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Attacks on U-47 during this patrol

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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