Wolfpacks

Prien

This Wolfpack operated from 12 Jun 1940 to 17 Jun 1940.

Notes: Operated south of Ireland.

U-boats involved with this Wolfpack were:

U-boatCommanderFromToNotes
U-25Heinz Beduhn12 Jun 194017 Jun 1940 
U-28Günter Kuhnke12 Jun 194017 Jun 1940 
U-30Fritz-Julius Lemp15 Jun 194017 Jun 1940 
U-32Hans Jenisch12 Jun 194017 Jun 1940 
U-38Heinrich Liebe12 Jun 194017 Jun 1940 
U-47Günther Prien12 Jun 194017 Jun 1940 
U-51Dietrich Knorr12 Jun 194017 Jun 1940 
7 boats.

Daily positions of Wolfpack Prien

Daily positions of U-boats of Wolfpack Prien. The letters are each assigned to one specific boat.

U-boat position. U-boat lost from the Wolfpack.

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Ships hit by this Wolfpack

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
13 Jun 1940U-25Heinz Beduhn HMS Scotstoun17,046br
14 Jun 1940U-47Günther Prien Balmoralwood5,834brHX-47
14 Jun 1940U-38Heinrich Liebe Mount Myrto5,403gr
15 Jun 1940U-38Heinrich Liebe Erik Boye2,238caHX-47
15 Jun 1940U-38Heinrich Liebe Italia9,973nwHX-47
 40,494

5 ships sunk (40,494 tons).

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Books dealing with this subject include

Battle Beneath the Waves. Stern, Robert C., 1999.
Black Saturday. McKee, Alexander, 1966.
The Bowmanville Break. Shelley, Sidney, 1968.
Die for the Queen. Scott, Douglas, 1981.
The Encyclopedia of U-Boats. Müller, Eberhard, 2006.
Günther Prien. Kurowski, Franz, 1981.
Mein Weg nach Scapa Flow. Prien, Günther, 1940. (transl.)
Operazione Marlene. Capello, Ezio, 1997.
Prien greift. Frank, Wolfgang, 1942.
Prien, Günther. Alman, Karl, 1981.
Der Stier von Scapa Flow. Frank, Wolfgang, 1958. (transl.)
Verdammter Atlantik. Herlin, Hans, 1994. (transl.)
Was war wirklich mit Prien. Frank, Wolfgang, 1950.
Wolf. Vause, Jordan, 1997. (transl.)
Die Wölfe. Vause, Jordan, 1999.

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