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Tag: Battle of the River Plate

  • Saturday, November 27th 2021 - 09:23 UTC

    Graf Spee's anchor ferried to future Battle of River Plate memorial site

    Captain Langsdorff eventually commited suicide in Buenos Aires

    The 7-ton anchor which once belonged to the Reichsmarine's Panzerschiff Admiral Graf Spee sank off the coast of Montevideo in December 1939, marking the end to the Battle of the River Plate against British Commonwealth forces at the beginning of World War II, has been ferried by lorry to Punta del Este to be a part of the Memorial site to be opened before the end of the year.

  • Sunday, December 1st 2019 - 02:22 UTC

    UK delegation travelling for the 80th anniversary of the Battle of the River Plate

    The Graf Spee in Montevideo before she was scuttled

    This Sunday, December first members of the HMS Ajax and River Plate Veterans leave for Chile, Uruguay and Argentina to recall events of the 80th anniversary of the Battle of the River Plate, 13 December 1939.

  • Monday, August 20th 2018 - 07:52 UTC

    HMS Exeter sunk in 1942 by Japan has been plundered by Chinese pirates

    HMS Exeter went down off Indonesia in 1942 with the loss of 54 sailors, but hardly a trace of her is left on the sea bed, according to The Mail on Sunday report

    Ten British ships sunk during the Second World War and designated as war graves have been plundered for scrap metal by Chinese pirates, an investigation by The Mail on Sunday has found. They include HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Exeter which was involved in the River Plate battle against the Graf Spee, closely operating from the Falkland Islands.

  • Saturday, April 12th 2014 - 08:29 UTC

    Memorial unveiling to commemorate the Battle of the River Plate

    Britain's National Memorial Arboretum

    With consular representation from New Zealand and Uruguay, survivors of the first major naval battle of the Second World War will gather at Britain's National Memorial Arboretum to unveil a memorial commemorating the event. The Battle of the River Plate took place 75 years ago and less than a dozen veterans are still alive from this, the only episode of the war to take place in South America.

  • Tuesday, April 8th 2014 - 22:20 UTC

    Memorial unveiling to commemorate the Battle of the River Plate

    HMS Ajax one of the three Royal Navy vessels involved in the battle

    Survivors of the first major naval battle of the Second World War will gather at Britain's National Memorial Arboretum to unveil a memorial commemorating the event. The Battle of the River Plate took place 75 years ago (December 1939), and less than a dozen veterans are still alive from this, the only episode of the war to take place in South America.