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Montevideo, Uruguay
Admiral Graf Spee in Montevideo, Uruguay. It arrived at 13:00 (local time) Wednesday 13. December 1939 seeking for sanctuary.
Admiral Graf Spee anchored in the harbour of Montevideo. The two false waves on the port side of the hull is clearly seen.
Port side bow of Admiral Graf Spee. Damage to the hull was caused by a penetration of a 152 mm shell.
A port side view of Admiral Graf Spee which clearly show the camouflage pattern.
Another port side view of Admiral Graf Spee. Here the destroyed Arado Ar196 aircraft and damage to the hull can be seen.
A close-up view from the port side showing the hull damage near the third 15 cm turret and the destroyed Arado Ar196 aircraft.
The destroyed Arado Ar196 aircraft. Little remained but the ribs.
Port side view of Admiral Graf Spee.
A nice stern view of Admiral Graf Spee. Notice the eagle and the Swastika on the hull. The Germans removed these symbols from their ships at the outbreak of the war, except Admiral Graf Spee that still had it when it was scuttled. This because it left Germany 21. August 1939, 12 days before the war broke out.
Admiral Graf Spee seen from the starboard side.
Starboard view of Admiral Graf Spee.
A close-up view of the funnel, bridge tower and open bridge of Admiral Graf Spee. Shell damage can be seen on the hull.
A detail view of the starboard side bow. Admiral Graf Spee did not receive any damage in this area during the battle. Notice the false wave.
Another detail view of the port side bow with the false wave. Notice the two crew members standing in the hole in the hull caused by a penetration of a 152 mm shell.
Admiral Graf Spee's bridge superstructure seen from the starboard side. Admiral Graf Spee's bridge superstructure seen from the port side. Notice the shell damage in the bridge structure at the level of the searchlight platform.
Admiral Graf Spee leaves the harbour in Montevideo on her last short voyage, 17. December 1939. She was scuttled in shallow water just outside the Uruguayan territorial waters, about 7 kilometers from the harbour.


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