Cast & Crew
On 14 October 1939, Lieut. Comdr. Günther Prien, a German war hero commanding a U--47, infiltrates Scapa Flow, a Scottish bay housing the British Home Fleet. He destroys the battleship Royal Oak and safely brings his submarine out of the harbor. Within 2 years, his U-boat is sunk by a British destroyer. Prien and the vessel's cook are taken aboard a hostile freighter, which itself is torpedoed by a German submarine commanded by Prien's close friend, who is horrified to find Prien's cap amidst the debris. The friend's U-boat is in turn attacked by a British aircraft and sunk.
Mohr Von Chamier
Ernst W. Kalinke
This film was based on the actual war experiences of Günther Prien. The picture opened in Stuttgart in September 1958 as U 47-Kapitänleutnant Prien. The working title of the film was Kapitänleutnant Prien-Der Stier von Scapa Flow.