Kapitänleutnant Günther Prien, returning to Germany after sinking HMS Royal Oak. The "Bull of Scapa Flow" would receive the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross for his actions, and U-47 would go on to sink 30 more ships and damage 8 more under his leadership, making it one of the most successful U-boats of the war. Like most U-boat crewmen of the Kriegsmarine, Prien and U-47 did not survive the war. They disappeared in March of 1941 off the coast of Iceland.

✠ Gunther Prien January 1908 – 7 March missing while attacking Convoy…

Submarino U-47 del Comandante Günther Prien  - Alemania

Submarino U-47 del Comandante Günther Prien - Alemania

Gunther Prien..WW2 German Navy Kriegsmarine Hitler U-Boats Submarine Warfare Diary History CD

WW2 German Navy Kriegsmarine Hitler U-Boats Submarine Warfare Diary History CD

Kapitänleutnant Günther Prien, returning to Germany after sinking the British Navy battleship HMS Royal Oak. On 14 October HMS Royal Oak was.

U 47 – Kapitänleutnant Günther Prien  U-47 didspeared in 1941 in the North Atlantic - crew presumed dead.

U 47 – Kapitänleutnant Günther Prien didspeared in 1941 in the North Atlantic - crew presumed dead.

U-Boats ~ The Bull of Scapa Flow: Günther Prien, the U-47, and the Attack on HMS Royal Oak, by Don Hollway ~ BFD

The Bull of Scapa Flow: Günther Prien, the and the Attack on HMS Royal Oak, by Don Hollway

Kapitänleutnant Günther Prien (1908-1941), the commander of U-Boat U-47, photographed by Heinrich Hoffmann

Kapitänleutnant Günther Prien the commander of U-Boat photographed by Heinrich Hoffmann

https://flic.kr/p/fPD2dx | Le commandant du sous-marin allemand U-47, le "Kapitänleutnant" Günther Prien | Günther Prien sera mentionné huit fois dans le "Wehrmachtbericht".  Il coulera, du 5 septembre 1939 au 7 mars 1941, 162 769 tonneaux de bateaux commerciaux et 29 150 tonneaux de navires de guerre.

Günther Prien was a German U-boat ace in World War II. Under his command, sank over 30 Allied ships totaling tons. went missing with all hands on March

Kapitänleutnant Günther Prien, commander of U 47 - 6 July 1940

WEHRMACHT soldier (navy): Kapitänleutnant Günther Prien, commander of U 47 - 6 July 1940

Kriegsmarine - Günther Prien (16 January 1908 – 7 March 1941) was a German U-boat ace of the first part of the Second World War. Under Prien's command, the submarine U-47 sank over 30 Allied ships totaling about 200,000 gross register tons (GRT). He sank the British battleship HMS Royal Oak at anchor in the Home Fleet's anchorage in Scapa Flow.

Günther Prien January 1908 – 7 March was a German U-boat ace of the…

WW2 - Commander Günther Prien

Prien, Günther Commander Six weeks after the outbreak of war in U-boat commander Günther Prien became a German national hero, sinking the British battl.

✠ Joachim Schepke, one of Germany's most capable of U-boat commanders. On March 9th 1941 Schepke left Kiel on what was to be his last patrol. His U-100 was incapacitated  by depth charges. An allied destroyer then purposely rammed the crippled U-boat, killing Schepke and most of his crew. Seventh recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves.

✠ Joachim Schepke, one of Germany's most capable of U-boat commanders. On March 9th 1941 Schepke left Kiel on what was to be his last patrol. His U-100 was incapacitated by depth charges. An allied destroyer then purposely rammed the crippled U-boat, killing Schepke and most of his crew. Seventh recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves.

HMS Royal Oak, a Revenge class battleship of the Royal Navy was launched in 1916 and saw action in the battle of Jutland. She was sunk on 14th October 1940 at her mooring at Scapa Flow, the Royal Navy’s base in the Orkney Islands in a daring raid by Kapitänleutnant Günther Prien  in U-47. 833 lives were lost in the attack. The wreck has been designated a war grave.

HMS Royal Oak, a Revenge class battleship of the Royal Navy was launched in

Korvettenkapitän Günther Prien - German U-boat Commanders of WWII - The Men of the Kriegsmarine - uboat.net

Korvettenkapitän Günther Prien - German U-boat Commanders of WWII - The Men of the Kriegsmarine

Günther Prien (1908-1941) was a German U-boat ace in World War II. Under his command, U-47 sank over 30 Allied ships totaling 193,808 tons. U-47 went missing with all hands on March 7, 1941.

Günther Prien was a German U-boat ace in World War II. Under his command, sank over 30 Allied ships totaling tons. went missing with all hands on March

Korvettenkapitän Günther Prien - German U-boat Commanders of WWII - The Men of the Kriegsmarine - uboat.net

Korvettenkapitän Günther Prien - German U-boat Commanders of WWII - The Men of the Kriegsmarine

Günther Prien – Wikipedia

Map of the route taken by Prien when infiltrating Scapa Flow, firing his torpedoes and fleeing the harbour. There are many twists and turns avoiding the islands and blockships, and while trying to find a target.

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