Photo #: NH 51979
Admiral Graf Spee (German Armored Ship, 1936)
Photograph of the mounting for a 20mm machine gun, on the upper platform of the ship's forward superstructure, with a sketch showing the location of that platform's two machine gun mounts. Taken on board Admiral Graf Spee'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. The photograph was taken on 2 February 1940 by Ensign Richard D. Sampson, USN. See Photo # NH 51979-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