HMS Royal Oak

DescriptionIn one of the German Navy's earliest successes in World War II, U-47 torpedoed and sank the battleship on 14 October 1939 in the Royal Navy anchorage at Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands, killing 833 people.
Nationaliy of ShipGreat Britain
Lives Lost833
Ship UseMilitary
Ship UseNavy
Peacetime or WartimeWartime
WarWorld War Two
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