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Patrol info for U-47

Date lookup for 14 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 14 Oct 1939

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Daily position of the U-boat.

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Ships hit by U-47 on this date

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
14 Oct 1939U-47Günther Prien HMS Royal Oak (08)29,150br
 29,150

1 ship sunk (29,150 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

1939

14 Oct 1939. On 14 Oct, 1939 the boat made its incredible raid on Scapa Flow sinking the British battleship HMS Royal Oak.

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Attacks on U-47 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-47 during this patrol (prior to its loss).

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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