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Tag: Graff Spee

  • Thursday, December 5th 2019 - 10:58 UTC

    Discovery of WW1 German Battlecruiser SMS Scharnhorst in Falklands waters

    The Scharnhorst, built in Hamburg in 1905, was the first to be sunk, having sustained substantial damage inflicted by HMS Invincible and HMS Inflexible

    The Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust is pleased to announce that the wreck of SMS Scharnhorst has been located off the Falkland Islands. The Scharnhorst, an armoured battle-cruiser and the flagship of Admiral Maximilian Graf von Spee’s East Asia Squadron, was sunk on 8 December 1914 during the Battle of the Falkland Islands, a crucial naval battle in the early days of the First World War.

  • 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.

  • Saturday, April 13th 2019 - 08:12 UTC

    Searching for Admiral Graf von Spee’s great cruiser fleet sunk at the Falklands Battle

    Falkland Islander and marine archaeologist Mensun Bound on board the Seabed Constructor (Pic. by JulianTrincali and Pierre le Gal )

    In 2014-2015, to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Falklands, Mensun Bound, a Falkland Islander himself, led an expedition to try to find Admiral Graff von Spee’s lost cruiser squadron in 1914, the whereabouts of which has become one the great mysteries of the maritime world. Now he is resuming the hunt. Mercopress began by asking how it all began.

  • 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.