Photo #: NH 51977
Admiral Graf Spee (German Armored Ship, 1936)
Ship's wreck in the River Plate, near Montevideo, Uruguay, where she had been scuttled in December 1939.
Page from an intelligence report prepared by USS Helena (CL-50) during her shakedown cruise to South America, with a near overall view of the wreck and an annotated sketch identifying features seen. The photograph was taken on 2 February 1940 by Ensign Richard D. Sampson, USN. See Photo # NH 51977-A for a cropped version of this image, showing only the photograph.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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Image posted 17 August 2006