Patrol info for U-47
Date lookup for 17 Apr 1940
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|3 Apr 1940||Wilhelmshaven||26 Apr 1940||Kiel||24 days|
Kptlt. Günther Prien
Oblt. Hans-Werner Kraus
Oblt. Amelung von Varendorff
U-47's position on 17 Apr 1940
Ships hit by U-47 on this date
General Events during this patrol
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Attacks on U-47 during this patrol
17 Apr 1940
The boat fired a torpedo at the British battleship HMS Warspite, which missed (or more likely failed to detonate), and the boat was depth charged by destroyers. Date may be approximate (but before 19 April). (Sources: Blair, vol 1, page 154)
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