Raketa German eagle submarine U-47 watch

Raketa German eagle submarine U-47 watch

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24 HOURS KRIEGSMARINE U-47 mechanical wristwatch. Dial background with German
Eagle Military Insignia and U-47 submarine image.

Case is 37 mm (40 mm inc.crown) x h 9 mm

Mechanical 40h winding

24-hour dial

Case - stainless alloy neusilber

16 Ruby jewels

Comes with leather band

The Kriegsmarine (or "War Navy") was the name of the German Navy between 1935
and 1945 superseding the Reichsmarine. The main war vessels available to the
Kriegsmarine were U-boats, three pocket battleships, two battleships (Bismarck
and Tirpitz), two battlecruisers (Scharnhorst and Gneisenau), three heavy cruisers,
six light cruisers, and various smaller ships such as destroyers, torpedo boats,
minelayers, minesweepers, gunboats and E-boats. Unterseeboot 47 (U-47) was a
German type VII B U-Boat (submarine). She was laid down on February 25, 1937
at Krupp Germaniawerft in Kiel and went into service on December 17, 1938. U-47
became famous when, on October 14, 1939, under the command of Gunther Prien,
she entered the base of the British home fleet at Scapa Flow, and sank HMS Royal
Oak. U-47 carried out ten combat patrols and spent a total of 238 days at sea.
She sank 30 enemy merchant ships (164,953 tons) and damaged eight more. She
did lose a sailor, Heinrich Mantyk, overboard on September 5th 1940. U-47 had
a displacement of 761 metric tons, 865 tons submerged. She was powered by two
1400 PS (1 MW) diesel engines and two 375 PS (280 kW) electric motors. Her speed
was 17 knots (31 km/h) on the surface and 7.6 knots (14 km/h) submerged. Her
underwater armament consisted of 4 torpedo tubes in the bow and 1 torpedo tube
in the stern. The deck artillery consisted of an 88 mm gun and a 20 mm machine
gun. The vessel's range was 6500 nautical miles (12,000 km).

Raketa German eagle submarine U-47 watch