ANCIENT VESSELS
TALL SHIPS
PIRATE SHIPS
SAILBOATS
RIVERBOATS
CLASSIC BOATS
YACHTS
CIVIL WAR
SPANISH WAR
WARSHIPS
METAL MODELS
SUBMARINES
OCEAN LINERS   
CRUISE SHIPS   
  MERCHANTMEN
OTHER TYPES
Large Models
Small  Models
Value: Unique Gifts
Display cases
REPAIR SERVICE
SPECIAL MODELS
REMOTE CONTROL
COMMISSIONING

   website security

View Cart
About Us
Why Us
Contact Us
Work Opportunity
Shipping
Guarantee
News


            256-bit encryption
          $500,000 protection
    
 

 


U-47
GŁnther Prien's U-boat

GŁnther Prien was one of the ten outstanding U-boat aces of the first part of the Second World War He was part of an elite group that wreaked havoc in the cold depths of the North Atlantic.

His most famous exploit was the sinking of the British battleship HMS Royal Oak in the heavily defended British North Fleet main harbor at Scapa Flow.  On 14 October 1939 Prien risked shallow water, unknown shoals, tricky currents and detection to penetrate the Royal Navy's primary base and sank the battleship Royal Oak and returned home to instant fame.  He was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, the first member of the Kriegsmarine to receive this award, and was given the nickname Der Stier von Scapa Flow ("The Bull of Scapa Flow".) This emblem was painted on the conning tower of U-47 and soon became the emblem of the entire 7th U-boat Flotilla.

Following later patrols and raids on Allied merchant shipping, Prien was awarded the Oakleaves to the Knight's Cross in 1940. He was killed, not long after being promoted to the rank of lieutenant commander when U-47 was sunk in March 1941.

Although being at sea for less than two years, Prien's record stands high among the U-boat aces during the Second World War. He spent 238 days at sea, sinking 30 enemy vessels for a total tonnage of 193,808 GRT.




Plank-0n-frame hull.   All parts are wood and metal.  The making of the numerous fine rectangular holes on the wooden deck (not brass etching) is an absolute art.    Also note the realistic rust appearance that can only created by the masters. 

43.5" L x 11 T x 4 W
 $1,500    S & H is $90