Photo #: NH 51991
Admiral Graf Spee (German Armored Ship, 1936)
Photograph of the ship's partially collapsed smokestack, with its searchlight platform, seen from the after port end of the forward superstructure. The aircraft recovery crane's boom is in the lower right.
The sketch below identifies items seen in the photograph.
Taken on board the 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. The photograph was taken on 2 February 1940 by Ensign Richard D. Sampson, USN. See Photo # NH 51991-A for a cropped version of this image, showing only the photograph.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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Image posted 20 August 2006