Photo #: NH 80976
Admiral Graf Spee (German Armored Ship, 1936)
View of the after part of the ship's superstructure, port side, taken while she was in Montevideo harbor, Uruguay in mid-December 1939, following the Battle of the River Plate.
Note the burned-out remains of an Arado Ar 196A-1 floatplane on the ship's catapult and the German naval ensign flying from the mast mounted atop the after rangefinder.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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Image posted 3 August 2006
Caption corrected 12 October 2006