Graf Spee rangefinder displayed at Montevideo harbour - The optics are all damaged.
The location is next to the Graf Spee memorial and there are a number of maritime artefacts of local interest forming what is effectively an open air 'museum'.
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It took my attention at the time, and I have allways thought she was connected with the Graf Spee incident. Now I wonder she could be the little vessel alongside the panzershiff that appears in this photograph http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/50324/title/graf-spee-entering-m
13th December 2009 is as far as I can make out the 70th anniversary of the start of the Second World War South Atlantic Naval Action which came to be known as the Battle of the River Plate.
This photo taken on board GRAF SPEE shows the dire warning to merchant ships encountered.
I don't think there