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HMS Royal Oak

HMS Royal Oak was sunk whilst anchored in Scapa Flow on 14th October 1939, with the loss of 834 lives. The sinking was a result of a torpedo attack from German U-boat U47 under the command of Kapitänleutnant Günther Prien, who had penetrated the inadequate defences of the anchorage, and subsequently made good his escape. Now lying almost upside-down in 100 feet (30 m) of water with her hull 16 feet (5 m) beneath the surface, Royal Oak is a designated war grave. In an annual ceremony to mark the loss of the ship, Royal Navy divers place a White Ensign underwater at her stern. Unauthorised divers are prohibited from approaching the wreck at any time.
Royal Oak? Craig writes: 'Please see attached photographs which were taken by a relation of mine, but I unfort...
Survivors from the sinking of HMS Royal Oak Pictured at the wreath laying ceremony in Scapa Flow on Saturday October 14 2006 are (from left) Joh...
Memories U 47 survivor Herbert Herrmann,meets Taff Davies a survivor from the Royal Oak. They were taking ...
Royal Oak Tree planting at tghe Royal Oak visitors centre, Scapa. I think this was part of the VE Day celebra...
m.v. 'Scapa Agent' - working at 'Royal Oak' site Rob Thomson's launch 'Scapa Agent' working with Briggs Marine whilst attempts were made to fix a can...
Royal Oak survivors Kenneth Toop and Norman Thackeray at the 69th anniversary of the sinking of HMS Royal Oak in Scapa F...
Royal Oak 70th Anniversary Parade 70th Anniversary Parade to commemorate the sinking of HMS Royal Oak. Royal Oak survivors Kenneth ...
Royal Oak 70th Anniversary Parade Part of the parade to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the sinking of HMS Royal Oak. As you can ...
Royal Oak 70th Anniversary Parade 11 Oct 2009, Kirkwall City Pipe Band lead the way at the start of the parade to commemorate the 70th...
Royal Oak October 1939 Royal Oak In Scapa one or two days before the sinking.taken by my father Willick Schollay.
Royal Oak gravestone Gravestone at Lyness Cemetary for a sailor lost on board the Royal Oak.

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