HMS Royal Oak Scapa Flow | Model Shipwrights

Two stunning dioramas from a modelling friend Ramir Durá and his dioramas of HMS Royal Oak and the U-47 and its Commander Gunther Prien proved that the impossible actually proved possible! On the night of Friday 13th October 1939, HMS Royal Oak, a 600-foot-long 29,000-ton Dreadnought battleship was sunk by torpedoes from a German U-boat that had penetrated the British Navy’s main anchorage at Scapa Flow in Orkney. 833 men died, and the 2nd World War was just six weeks old.

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