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Patrol info for U-47

Date lookup for 14 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 14 Oct 1939

Ships hit by U-47 on this date

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

1 ship sunk (29,150 tons).

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General Events during this patrol


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

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Attacks on U-47 during this patrol

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