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Günther Prien and U-47: The Bull of Scapa Flow

From the Sinking of the HMS Royal Oak to the Battle of the Atlantic
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Published:November 1, 2018

On the night of 13 October 1939, the Type VIIB U-boat U-47, on its second war patrol, penetrated the main Royal Navy base at Scapa Flow and sank the British battleship HMS Royal Oak. This legendary attack is remembered as one of the most audacious raids in the history of submarine warfare. In this remarkably detailed account, the author charts the full story of U-47, its commander, and crew. He also examines all the main events in each of U-47’s ten war patrols, particularly the attack on Royal Oak, for which a number of important new conclusions are explored, and covers U-47’s ultimate fate.


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Product Details
  • Subject: Biography & Memoirs
  • Hardcover : 360 pages
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (November 1, 2018)
  • ISBN-10: 1682473864
  • ISBN-13: 9781682473863
  • Product Dimensions: 6.25 X 9.25 in
  • Shipping Weight: 31.84 oz

DOUGIE MARTINDALE is the author of fifteen articles which primarily focus on the modifications made to German U-boats and the paint schemes. Ten articles have been translated into Spanish and six were published in the Subcommittee Report magazine. He is co-owner of Accurate Model Parts, a company producing aftermarket products for submarine models.


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