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Patrol info for U-47

Date lookup for 8 Oct 1939

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
8 Oct 1939Kiel17 Oct 1939Wilhelmshaven10 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Günther Prien

Oblt. Engelbert Endrass

Oblt. Amelung von Varendorff

Wilhelm Spahr

Patrol description

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U-47's position on 8 Oct 1939

Ships hit by U-47 on this date

General Events during this patrol


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

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Attacks on U-47 during this patrol

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