From my limited knowledge of this ship, it was one of the last German ships to survive the war and was taken over by the British in '45.
I am looking for anybody with any knowledge of the ship once it had been handed over to the British.
There is a story in my family that my grandfather, James Philip O'Connor, had the responsibility of captaining the ship once it had been captured. There was apparently a letter stating the particulars of this that was sent to my grandfather to say thank you. Included was a photograph of the Prinz Eugen and a commemorative booklet. Unfortunately, my grandfather didn't see any value in the letter and threw it away leaving us only the photo and booklet.
I would love to hear from anybody who has any information or has links to anybody who would have any related stories.