Query about LAst day of U-47 March 1941

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Query about LAst day of U-47 March 1941

Post by Linkagain » 25 May 2021 20:28

In regard to the loss of U-47 March 1941
what would have been the standard operating prcedure of U-47 tracking the allied covoy?
1} Fire torpedoes and sink ships
2] tracked the size speed and direction of Convoy to U boat Haq and other U bpats.
3} What were last radio messages sent to and sent back to U-47?

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Re: Query about LAst day of U-47 March 1941

Post by Pikap » 26 May 2021 05:37

Hi,
Linkagain wrote:
25 May 2021 20:28
3} What were last radio messages sent to and sent back to U-47?
Here you can find messages sent between B.d.U. and U 47:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... LOv0MICify

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... rj46bWvhj3

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Re: Query about LAst day of U-47 March 1941

Post by Linkagain » 26 May 2021 18:13

The last message was at 454 hours {german Time{?} Any report by allies of attack uboats after thatn?

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Re: Query about LAst day of U-47 March 1941

Post by Linkagain » 06 Jun 2021 18:10

How about this theroy in the deph charge attacks there were not one but two submarines attacked
Uboat UA broached to the surface and dived/damaged and had to flee...
Uboat-47 wasnt so lucky....it was heavly depth-charged.... after its last message....british sailors saw flames UNDerwAter...after the attack...{now in other accounts of U boats damaged..the oil bunkers would leak Oil..but this is the only time I read of Flames Underwater{!!!]....which could be that U-47 was so damaged that it sank past the crush depth and imploded.....certainilly an aggressive and daring Captain such as Prien would have indeed attacked with his torpedoes....

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Re: Query about LAst day of U-47 March 1941

Post by mark harrison » 08 Jun 2021 21:53

Hi I believe that the flames seen were from the combustion of oxygen and hydrogen under intense pressure.
regard MH.

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