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Re: Research project on uboats/submarines
Posted by: Ken Dunn ()
Date: August 20, 2012 11:40AM

Hi Tony,

I can think of a couple assuming I understand what you are looking for.

The first is the raid into Scapa Flow by U-47(Günther Prien) to sink the battleship HMS Royal Oak 14 Oct 1939. See: [uboat.net] for the details (don’t forget to click on the “More on this vessel” link). For the Brits this was something like waking up in the morning to find London Bridge had been blown up while it was being guarded.

The second is the sinking of the City of Benares by U-48(Heinrich Bleichrodt) on 18 Sep 1940. She was a completely legitimate military target that was not only sailing in an escorted convoy but was also the convoy commodore’s ship. The rub was that she was carrying 90 children on their way to Canada to escape the German air attacks on Britain which of course Bleichrodt didn’t know. However after this sinking no more children were sent overseas. See: [uboat.net] for some of the details. Additionally the following is an interesting book written from the point of view of the survivors:

Nagorski, Tom. Miracles on the Water. New York, NY: Hyperion, 2006. ISBN: 1-4013-0150-9. Copyright: Tom Nagorski, 2006.

Regards,

Ken Dunn

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Research project on uboats/submarines tonyingesson 08/20/2012 08:10AM
Re: Research project on uboats/submarines Volker Erich Kummrow 08/20/2012 11:34AM
Re: Research project on uboats/submarines Ken Dunn 08/20/2012 11:40AM
Re: Research project on uboats/submarines tonyingesson 08/20/2012 12:45PM
Re: Research project on uboats/submarines Volker Erich Kummrow 08/20/2012 03:07PM
Re: Research project on uboats/submarines theresap 08/20/2012 01:37PM
Re: Research project on uboats/submarines Felix C 08/20/2012 06:06PM
Re: Research project on uboats/submarines Felix C 08/20/2012 06:08PM
Re: Research project on uboats/submarines tonyingesson 08/21/2012 07:35AM
Re: Research project on uboats/submarines Volker Erich Kummrow 08/21/2012 11:27AM
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Re: Research project on uboats/submarines Felix C 08/21/2012 12:03PM
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