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GRAF SPEE- aftermath

Another view of the wreck. Although time has taken its toll, I think parts can still be seen even today in certain tidal conditions.

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I had hoped to go and have a looksee a few weeks ago. As I understand it nothing shows anymore but a director(?) is on display in the old port as is the eagle shown on her stern in your previous pic.
 

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I think there was, I don't think anything came of it...
 

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There was a bit of adverse reaction and I think it was shelved. The bringing up of the eagle from the stern did not go down too well either.
 

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Sailed close past the two wreck buoys marking her in early November, 2010.... nothing to see... which is remarkable seeing the charted depth thereabouts is only 7 or 8 metres.... Lat 34*58.25, Long 56* 17.8W.

With a hard westerly blowing all the water out of the Rio de la Plata I guess there would be a chance that there is some serious steel very close to the surface.
 

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In June 1942 I was in Viking Star and saw Graf Spee as in the photo.
While in Buenos Aires we had seen some of her crew at football games.
They had gone from Uruguay to the Argentine and elected to stay there
rather than return to Germany..
Stan
 

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