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Günther Prien (16. Januar 1908 in Osterfeld, im heutigen Burgenlandkreis…

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.

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The commander of the submarine U-47 Lieutenant Commander Günther Prien goodbye at the port with the crew of a flying boat shot down over the Atlantic.

Günther Prien, Capitán de Corbeta de la Kriegsmarine alemana, primer Comandante de Submarino condecorado con la Cruz de Caballero de la Cruz de Hierro. Al mando del U-47 entre 1939 y 1941 hundió 31 buques aliados, con un registro de 162.000 toneladas, entre ellos el Acorazado británico Royal Oak en el fondeadero de Scapa Flow, en las Islas Orcadas, en Octubre de 1939

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U-47 returns to port after sinking HMS Royal Oak. The battleship Scharnhorst is in the background. October 14, 1939 U-47, under Kapitänleutnant Günther Prien, penetrates the British naval base at Scapa Flow, sinking HMS Royal Oak at anchor.