U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-47

Date lookup for 17 Apr 1940


DepartureArrival / FateDuration
3 Apr 1940Wilhelmshaven26 Apr 1940Kiel24 days

Commander

Officers *


Kptlt. G√ľnther Prien
1WO

Oblt. Hans-Werner Kraus
2WO

Oblt. Amelung von Varendorff

U-47's position on 17 Apr 1940

Ships hit by U-47 on this date

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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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