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Kapitänleutnant Günther Prien, returning to Germany after sinking HMS Royal Oak… Royal Oak, German Submarines, Imperial Japanese Navy, Merchant Navy, Ww2 Photos, War Photography, German Army, Military History, Germany

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.