Admiral Graf Spee
|Attempts were made to change the profile of Admiral Graf Spee to deceive enemy vessels. A dummy turret was made just behind main turret A as seen on this photo. The fake funnel was at this point not installed yet.|
|Admiral Graf Spee seen from the port side with the fake turret behind the genuine A turret. Notice the frame for the fake funnel that is under construction aft of the catapult and aircraft.|
|On this photo the disquise is completed. Fake extra turret behind the A turret and the fake funnel can be seen aft of the aircraft. Material used to make these devices were usually wood, canvas and paint.|
|Midship view of Admiral Graf Spee with the fake funnel aft of the aircraft and catapult.|
|To deceive prisoners coming aboard, a nameplate announced that Admiral Graf Spee was Deutschland. Notice the quotation marks on the nameplate which makes it look suspicious.|
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