For more than 70 years Bismarck’s superiority has been taken for granted. Bear in mind that the movie was made in 1959, a full 18 years after the Bismarck had been sunk. Tirpitz is better suited for stand-off fights or in one-on-one situations like rushing down bow-on campers. With the Alaska (ICK! [2] The ship's top speed was 28.5 knots (52.8 km/h; 32.8 mph), at 54,000 PS (53,260 shp; 39,720 kW). Both cover true events. I like the ship enough, more than Queen Elizabeth but I don’t have Warspite for a direct comparison. Two days later, she encountered and sank the merchant ship Ashlea. [6], Admiral Graf Spee was ordered by the Reichsmarine from the Reichsmarinewerft shipyard in Wilhelmshaven. 379 battles. A Deutschland-class panzerschiffe (armored ship), Admiral Graf Spee's design was intended to nominally conform to the naval restrictions set forth by the Treaty of Versailles which ended World War I.These limited future German warships to 10,000 long tons. The Admiral Graf Spee. [31] The German ship opened fire with her main battery at Exeter and her secondary guns at the flagship Ajax at 06:17. The Bismarck class had eight fifteen-inch guns, each capable of hurling an armor piercing, capped round up to 21.75 miles. On 10 October, she captured the steamer Huntsman, the captain of which had not sent a distress signal until the last minute, as he had mistakenly identified Admiral Graf Spee as a French warship. [34], After arriving in port, the wounded crewmen were taken to local hospitals and the dead were buried with full military honors. This was a deliberate ploy to avoid having to break out past the Royal Navy.At the start of the war, ships like the Graf Spee were under orders not to start raiding yet. It was Germany’s first real operation for using surface raiders with a real Battleship ( Not Graf Spee) Mistakes will be made, plus the British got a lucky … Her keel was laid on 1 October 1932,[7] under construction number 125. When Hood and the terror of the seas met for the first and last time it really came down to the two biggest kids on the block slugging it out to see who was toughest. Casualties: 36 dead and 60 wounded. She was part of the celebrations for the reintegration of the port of Memel into Germany,[11] and a fleet review in honor of Admiral Miklós Horthy, the Regent of Hungary. Originally laid down during the war, work grinded to a halt as focus was put on U-boats and tanks. In fact, rather than the most powerful battleship in the world, she was actually among the ranks of less heavily armed capital warships in 1941. [38], The wreck was partially broken up in situ in 1942–1943, though parts of the ship were visible for some time after; the wreck lies at a depth of only 11 m (36 ft). 90 million (1938) Panzerschiff Admiral Graf Spee: RM. Already Scharnhorst and Gneisenau had sunk 22 ships totaling 115,000 tons. 1,779 posts. Members. It was Germany’s first real operation for using surface raiders with a real Battleship ( Not Graf Spee) Mistakes will be made, plus the British got a lucky shot on her propeller. The closest to such a claim was during her launching at the port of Kiel. The Graf Spee proceeded to close in and open fire, while the British cruisers immediately returned fire with their main batteries. The ship conducted five non-intervention patrols during the Spanish Civil War in 1936–1938, and participated in the Coronation Review of King George VI in May 1937. Thanks though! Admiral Graf Spee was 186 meters (610 ft) long overall and had a beam of 21.65 m (71 ft) and a maximum draft of 7.34 m (24 ft 1 in). 90 million (1938) Panzerschiff Admiral Graf Spee: RM. Sinking the Hood was a propaganda bonanza for the Third Reich. [8] After joining the fleet, Admiral Graf Spee became the flagship of the German Navy. The battleship Bismarck under construction at the Blohm & Voss Shipyard in Hamburg. The RN WW2 losses were all WW1 vintage ships, except for PoW. In May, 16 convoys were out in the Atlantic, headed for the Mediterranean or the British Isles. This has become the Bismarck legend. I don't know about warships but a warship wasn't supposed to leave within 24 hours of a enemy flagged merchant ship. 1,107 … Design . Edited October 10, 2018 by Hiroe. Neither side could back down. They used the knowledge thus acquired to try to develop countermeasures, under the leadership of Fred Hoyle at the British radar project. Model builder William Terra from Maine, USA has created an incredible 1:20 replica of the famous German cruiser Admrial Graf Spee which served during World War II. Atlantic Fleet HMS Barham vs dkm admiral graf spee - YouTube [32], Langsdorff thought the two light cruisers were making a torpedo attack, and turned away under a smokescreen. UFC 257 - Poirier vs. McGregor II - Lightweight Main Event. This is a 1/350 Plastic Bismarck German Battleship Model Kit from Academy Plastics. Like many other historical icons, Bismarck’s power has been greatly magnified and distorted. [2] The ship also carried a pair of quadruple 53.3 cm (21 in) deck-mounted torpedo tubes placed on her stern. There were times when neither the British nor the French knew precisely where this elusive warship was located — she would appear as if out of nowhere, sinking thousands of tons of Allied merchant shipping in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Go right in, start the fireworks at ~10.6km and see the enemy flock scatter (even works without manual secondaries skill). In an early scene, German Fleet Admiral Günther Lütjens addresses the crew of the battleship as they head out to the Atlantic. [14], On 11 September, while still transferring supplies from Altmark, Admiral Graf Spee's Arado floatplane spotted the British heavy cruiser HMS Cumberland approaching the two German ships. Mohamed Gomaa27. Ho scelto la terza nave tedesca, perché essa è la più potente e matura delle tre, sebbene quella con le qualità marine meno buone (per via del peso aggiuntivo). The Admiralty complained about the large sum paid for the salvage rights. Read Chapter 3: The Bismarck from the story Rise Once More (German Warship Legends x Male! [12] She also participated in extensive fleet maneuvers in German waters. Bismarck, the lead ship, went to action stations and Captain Lindemann announced at 20:30 to the crew “Feind in Sicht an Backbord, Schiff nimmt Gefecht auf! [31] At around 07:00, Exeter returned to the engagement, firing from her stern turret. The ship was nominally under the 10,000 long tons (10,000 t) limitation on warship size imposed by the Treaty of Versailles, though with a full load displacement of 16,020 long tons (16,280 t), she significantly exceeded it. ... Aircraft Carrier Graf Zeppelin: RM. With the typically bellicose posturing usually portrayed in American war films, Lütjens proclaims, “Officers and men of the Bismarck! Not so for Bismarck, laid down in 1936 and launched at the Blohm & Voss Shipyard near Hamburg on St. Valentine’s Day, 1939. German Capital Ships and Raiders in World War II: Volume I: From Graf Spee to Bismarck 1939-1941. The Hood and PoW must be able to destroy Bismarck. 82 million: Heavy Cruiser Prinz Eugen: RM. 7:16. A hit in the bow would also have negatively affected her seaworthiness in the heavy seas of the North Atlantic. This is the fleet commander. Graf Spee, despite some inefficient splitting of her main battery between Exeter and the two light cruisers, still managed to devastate the Exeter - although the British ship remained afloat and made it back to harbour. The British had been surprised by the accuracy of the gunnery and expected to find a radar range finder, which they did. I was excited that there was now a 1/350th scale World War II German ship other than Bismarck or Tirpitz. From that point on, the viewer is left with little doubt of the German warship’s invincibility and power. 192 ragster. Battleship. Dustin Poirier. [36][37] On 17 December 1939, Langsdorff ordered the destruction of all important equipment aboard the ship. Graf Spee would have struggled to reach Buenos Aires from where she was, given the danger of fouling her intakes on the shoals in the Plate Estuary, but moving gold from Montevideo into the German client-state Argentina would have been fairly straightforward, especially if the shipments were staged over a few weeks. [2] The ship was launched on 30 June 1934; at her launching, she was christened by the daughter of Admiral Maximilian von Spee, the ship's namesake. [10], After the conclusion of the Review, Admiral Graf Spee returned to Spain for a fourth non-intervention patrol. The Mackensen class was the last class of battlecruisers to be built by Germany in World War I.The design initially called for seven ships, but three of them were redesigned as the Ersatz Yorck class.Of the four ships of the Mackensen class, Mackensen, Graf Spee, and Prinz Eitel Friedrich were launched, and Fürst Bismarck was not—but none were completed, after wartime … Hitler seems to have forgotten this minor point. Trending. The purpose of that foray was to divert Allied warships away from the South Atlantic, and to confuse the Allies about his intentions. Given Salem's better FC, I'd expect her to get the bigger hits in first. ... Aircraft Carrier Graf Zeppelin: RM. [32], As a result of battle damage and casualties, Langsdorff decided to put into Montevideo, where repairs could be effected and the wounded men could be evacuated from the ship. [34] Under Article 17 of the Hague Convention of 1907, neutrality restrictions limited Admiral Graf Spee to a period of 72 hours for repairs in Montevideo, before she would be interned for the duration of the war. [19], On the same day as the formation of the Anglo-French hunter groups, Admiral Graf Spee captured the steamer Newton Beech. The powerful 32,000-ton Scharnhorst and Gneisenau were launched in 1936. Senior Kriegsmarine officers believed they could be far more effective at hitting and sinking convoys, the lifeline of the United Kingdom, than in dangerous ship-to-ship duels. [13] On 1 September, the cruiser rendezvoused with her supply ship Altmark southwest of the Canary Islands. Langsdorff decided not to flee from the British ships, and ordered his ship to battle stations and to close at maximum speed. They each carried nine 11-inch guns in three turrets. original german ww2 tag from the command post of a heavy cruiser/battleship " lutzow" ala bismarck large battleship. Admiral Graf Spee is a premium Tier VI German cruiser that straddles the line with battleships in several ways. Largely designed to meet the restrictions imposed by the Treaty of Versailles , Admiral Graf Spee and the others of its class were often referred to as "pocket battleships" because of their powerful armament of 11-inch guns. Between August 1936 and May 1937, the ship conducted three patrols off Spain. Discussion in 'Non Sci Fi Debates' started by Havock, Aug 18, 2004. Admiral Graf Spee is a premium Tier VI German cruiser that straddles the line with battleships in several ways. Langsdorff ordered both vessels to depart at high speed, successfully evading the British cruiser. [11] On the return voyage from Spain, Admiral Graf Spee stopped in Great Britain to represent Germany in the Coronation Review at Spithead for King George VI on 20 May. [18] Force G, commanded by Commodore Henry Harwood and assigned to the east coast of South America, comprised the cruisers Cumberland and Exeter. The first major section—a 27 metric tons (27 long tons; 30 short tons) gunnery rangefinding telemeter—was raised on 25 February. Bismarck was the first of two Bismarck-class battleships that were ordered for the Kriegsmarine in the years prior to World War II.Built by Blohm and Voss, the battleship mounted a main battery of eight 15" guns and was capable of a top speed of over 30 knots. Ranks were. [37] In the aftermath of the scuttling, the ship's crew were taken to Argentina, where they were interned for the remainder of the war. Graf Spee, German pocket battleship of 10,000 tons launched in 1936. Geschichte des Panzerschiffes Admiral Graf Spee [2], Admiral Graf Spee's armored belt was 100 mm (3.9 in) thick; her upper deck was 17 mm (0.67 in) thick while the main armored deck was 45 to 70 mm (1.8 to 2.8 in) thick. aircraft carrier. Page 4 of 5 < Prev 1 2 3 ... with an armor scheme most resembling a true battleship. The prisoners aboard Huntsman were transferred to Altmark and Langsdorff then sank Huntsman on the night of 17 October. The Americans met the German crewmen, who were still in Montevideo. It was range, armor protection, and accuracy. (Pocket battleship in German) The German “pocket battleships” were the Deutschland (renamed Lützow), the Graf Spee, and the Scheer. Her desalination plant and galley were also destroyed, which would have increased the difficulty of a return to Germany. Ver más ideas sobre barcos, acorazados, buque. Graf Spee comes with 3 photoetch frets, 2 labeled "GRAF SPEE B" and the other labeled simply GRAF SPEE. The ship carried a secondary battery of eight 15 cm (5.9 in) SK C/28 guns in single turrets grouped amidships. On 8 October, the following day, she sank Newton Beech,[20] which Langsdorff had been using to house prisoners. The Axis powers-Bismarck,Tirpitz,Scharnhorst,Gneisenau,Graf Spee,Scheer,Lutzow,Vittorio Veneto,Littorio,Roma,Impero,Conte di Cavour Formidable in themselves, they were soon superseded. Battleship. 2,862 [GOB] Col_Nasty ... (Like the Bismarck camo they came out with.) ... (The early days in the war already proven how even a lonely Graf Spee can make the British panic). I … The guns are overkill for cruisers but don’t punish BBs enough. Bismarck vs. She was the first of Kaiser Wilhelm II’s new superdreadnoughts. The development of heavy warships since 1906 when HMS Dreadnought, the first all big gun ship, was launched was a steady climb in size and power. The next day, she met with Altmark and transferred 140 prisoners from Doric Star and Tairoa. don't worry about the radio ruse,graf spee still have the upper hand,people can see her.can't say much about bismarck. But how did it start? Admiral Graf Spee was a Deutschland-class panzerschiffe (armored ship) that entered service with the German Kriegsmarine in 1936. ... May 1941: this was her livery when she famously accompanied battleship Bismarck into the North Atlantic that month. Hitler proudly stated that Bismarck and her sister Tirpitz were the “most powerful warships ever built in Germany.” That too is not fully accurate. The British Admiralty worried over what she could do to convoys, Britain’s lifeline. On May 24, the pride of the Royal Navy, the huge battlecruiser HMS Hood, met up with Bismarck in the Denmark Strait. [35] British naval intelligence worked to convince Langsdorff that vastly superior forces were concentrating to destroy his ship, if he attempted to break out of the harbor. We are going to sink their ships until they no longer dare to let them sail! Unable to accommodate the crew from Huntsman, Admiral Graf Spee sent the ship to a rendezvous location with a prize crew. Hood quickly took several direct hits from Bismarck and sank within minutes! Link to post Share on other sites. aircraft carrier. Bismarck for aggressive pushes even against smoke (DD, RN CL). ), not even a contest. [22], On 22 October, Admiral Graf Spee encountered and sank the steamer Trevanion. While replenishing his fuel supplies, Langsdorff ordered superfluous equipment transferred to the Altmark; this included several of the ship's boats, flammable paint, and two of her ten 2 cm anti-aircraft guns, which were installed on the tanker. The ship was partially broken up in situ, though part of the ship remained visible above the surface of the water. Against Graf Spee, she likely has a minimal if any immune zone, but the same goes for Graf Spee vs. the 335 lb 8" shell the Salem would be firing. He knew that although Uruguay was neutral, the government was on friendly terms with Britain and if he allowed his ship to be interned, the Uruguayan Navy would allow British intelligence officers access to the ship. [30] At 06:08, the British spotted Admiral Graf Spee; Harwood divided his ships to split the gunfire of Admiral Graf Spee's 28 cm guns. The loss of the Graf Spee was a blow to the prestige of Hitler's small but expensive navy, for which even the loss of a single heavy warship was significant. [16] Langsdorff ordered a distress signal sent to the naval station in Pernambuco to ensure the rescue of the ship's crew. The Sidney must be able to sunk Kormoran, no sweat at all. Who would win it a pitched battle between the cream of the axis and allied battleships no other class of ships no airpower just battleships. Captain Langsdorff decides to make for the neutral port of Montevideo to carry out temporary repairs. She would be … Battle of the River Plate in Real life the Graf Spee was scuttled the ship did not sink. Graf Spee: 12000 tons? The most famous of these raiders was the pocket battleship the Admiral Graf Spee, commanded by Captain Hans Langsdorff.The Graf Spee sailed out into the Atlantic before the outbreak of war at the start of September 1939. The new battleship was to be armed with eight 15-inch guns in four turrets and a dozen 5.9-inch rifles in six turrets. Ranks were. [38] A crowd of 20,000 watched as the scuttling charges were set; the crew was taken off by an Argentine tug and the ship was scuttled at 20:55. When the Third Reich dawned in 1933, Germany had already begun a massive shipbuilding program. Two of these are “The Pursuit of the Graf Spee” (1956) and “Sink the Bismarck” (1960). The ship was equipped with two Arado Ar 196 seaplanes and one catapult. Admiral Graf Spee took Clement's captain and chief engineer prisoner but left the rest of her crew to abandon ship in the lifeboats. I don't know about warships but a warship wasn't supposed to leave within 24 hours of a enemy flagged merchant ship. HMS Hood and HMS Prince of Wales intercept DKM Bismarck and the heavy cruiser DKM Prinz Eugen in … Back in 1916 during the height of the Great War, SMS Bayern was launched. Though the vessels of Deutschland-class exceeded this displacement, the German designers devised numerous methods to … The German death toll was more than 2,000. On February 14, 1939, the 823-foot Bismarck was launched at Hamburg. Quickly identified as a threat by the Royal Navy, efforts to track Bismarck were underway after its commissioning … At 07:25, Admiral Graf Spee scored a hit on Ajax that disabled her aft turrets. [17] The British crew later reached the Brazilian coast in their lifeboats. The Graf Spee was more heavily gunned than any cruiser and had a top speed of 25 knots and an endurance of 12,500 miles (20,000 km). Admiral Graf Spee inflicted heavy damage on the British ships, but she too was damaged, and was forced to put into port at Montevideo, Uruguay. Her anti-aircraft battery originally consisted of three 8.8 cm (3.5 in) L/45 guns, though in 1935 these were replaced with six 8.8 cm (3.5 in) L/78 guns. On 18 December, the ship, with only Langsdorff and 40 other men aboard, moved into the outer roadstead to be scuttled. [14] On 26 September, the ship finally received orders authorizing attacks on Allied merchant shipping. If the vulnerable transports and tankers could be sunk, it was only a matter of time before Britain would fall. The prize crew recovered secret documents containing shipping route information. Ver más ideas sobre barcos, acorazados, buque. The Graf Spee must be able to destroy her three hunters at River Plate. One was an old fighter with a heavier punch but a shorter reach, while the other was a young boxer who could hit faster. Armed with six 28 cm (11 in) guns in two triple gun turrets, Admiral Graf Spee and her sisters were designed to outgun any cruiser fast enough to catch them. The Battle of the River Plate was fought in the South Atlantic on 13 December 1939 as the first naval battle of the Second World War.The Kriegsmarine heavy cruiser Admiral Graf Spee, commanded by Captain Hans Langsdorff, engaged a Royal Navy squadron, commanded by Commodore Henry Harwood, which consisted of the cruisers HMS Ajax, HMS Achilles (on loan … The British aircraft carriers HMS Hermes, Eagle, and Ark Royal, the French aircraft carrier Béarn, the British battlecruiser Renown, and French battleships Dunkerque and Strasbourg, and 16 cruisers were committed to the hunt. ), not even a contest. The ‘pocket battleship’ was armed with six 28 cm (11 in) guns in two triple gun turrets, and was designed to outgun any cruiser fast enough to catch it. [40], In February 2004, a salvage team began work raising the wreck of Admiral Graf Spee. [10], Following the outbreak of war between Germany and the Allies in September 1939, Adolf Hitler ordered the German Navy to begin commerce raiding against Allied merchant traffic. [4] In the course of the engagement, Admiral Graf Spee had been hit approximately 70 times; 36 men were killed and 60 more were wounded,[33] including Langsdorff, who had been wounded twice by splinters while standing on the open bridge. Superiori, invece, per la Bismarck: cadenza di fuoco: almeno 2+ c/min vs 1,3, il che, moltiplicato per la bordata, corrisponde a 10.354 kg vs 12.800: ergo, se si considera questo, il valore di circa il 25% a vantaggio delle Littorio viene pressoché esattamente ribaltato per le Bismarck! She was laid down at the Reichsmarinewerft shipyard in Wilhelmshaven in October 1932 and completed by January 1936. Hood and Bismarck carried almost identical main armament. The Royal Navy scraped together every available ship, and in the end, by the sheerest luck and steadfast determination, two Royal Navy battleships finally turned Bismarck into a flaming wreck. Otherwise, it was a great victory. All Jutland proved was that the old way of ending wars with battleships was over. Along with the Bismarck, the Graf Spree stood at the top of the table in terms of warship efficiency in the German military. The most the Germans could honestly say, if such a word would ever be recognized by the German Propaganda Ministry, is that Bismarck was the newest and most advanced warship in the world. There is a small etched part next to the eagle to simulate the presence of a … The Royal Navy watched her progress with trepidation. Who was the first to make the statement that Bismarck was incomparable? In 1960 Twentieth Century Fox released the film Sink the Bismarck! At 05:52, however, the ship was identified as HMS Exeter; she was accompanied by a pair of smaller warships, initially thought to be destroyers but quickly identified as Leander-class cruisers. The 1960 film added to the legend, and in time it was taken as fact. [11] These included cruises into the Atlantic, where she stopped in Tangier and Vigo. Not even the Nazi War Ministry or the Propaganda Ministry seems to have made such a claim. Joke: Graf Spee was better battleship than Bismarck. The closest heavy units—the carrier Ark Royal and battlecruiser Renown—were some 2,500 nmi (4,600 km; 2,900 mi) away, much too far to intervene in the situation. The Admiral Graf Spee was the pride of the German Navy during the Second World War. On February 14, 1939, the 823-foot Bismarck was launched at Hamburg. What was once believe about Bismarck is pure fiction. [33], Langsdorff was unwilling to risk the lives of his crew, so he decided to scuttle the ship. (Enemy sighted to port. Entertaiment ET. After a careful study of the major warships of the time, it appears the mighty Bismarck’s bark was worse than its bite. With both radar and advanced fire control systems to aim her guns, she was capable of doing great damage to other warships and totally destroying any unarmored merchant ship with ease. [9], Admiral Graf Spee spent the first three months of her career conducting extensive sea trials to ready the ship for service. [24] On 15 November, the ship sank the tanker MV Africa Shell, and the following day, she stopped an unidentified Dutch steamer, though did not sink her. 13th, Battle of River Plate (see map above) - Now back in the South Atlantic, “Graf Spee” claimed three more victims (including Doric Star on the 2nd and Tairoa on the 3rd; by this stage, may of the prisoners were on board the German tanker "Altmark") to bring the total to nine ships of 50,000 tons, before heading for the South American shipping lanes off the River Plate. [37][39] The multiple explosions from the munitions sent jets of flame high into the air and created a large cloud of smoke that obscured the ship which burned in the shallow water for the next two days. heavy cruiser. [21] Newton Beech was too slow to keep up with Admiral Graf Spee, and so the prisoners were transferred to the cruiser. Yet this is not true. Academy now offers an excellent 1/350 Graf Spee with lots of appeal. The British made some very good naval combat pictures set in WWII. Hence the famous scene in th On 12 December, the ship's Arado 196 broke down and could not be repaired, depriving Graf Spee of her aerial reconnaissance. 1,090 posts. [2] Radar consisted of a FMG G(gO) "Seetakt" set;[5][a] Admiral Graf Spee was the first German warship to be equipped with radar equipment. Here is the true story of this epic battle in the cold Atlantic ocean. The ship's first commander was Kapitän zur See (KzS) Conrad Patzig; he was replaced in 1937 by KzS Walter Warzecha. 1 Share this post. On May 24, the two dreadnaughts, Hood and Bismarck engaged one another in a mighty battleship versus battleship shoot-out. 18 posts 170 [O_O] Shinnidan. More information. Graf Spee has 3 perma camos, four if you count the Alternate pattern. Convinced by false reports of superior British naval forces approaching his ship, Hans Langsdorff, the commander of the ship, ordered the vessel to be scuttled. © Copyright 2021 Center for the National Interest All Rights Reserved. The Japanese must be … Force G was reinforced by the light cruisers Ajax and Achilles; Harwood detached Cumberland to patrol the area off the Falkland Islands while his other three cruisers patrolled off the River Plate. We are sailing in the largest, the most powerful battleship afloat, superior to anything in the British Navy! Admiral Graf Spee returned to the Atlantic between 17 and 26 November to refuel from Altmark. Bismarck was the all-consuming obsession of the British Admiralty. The PoW and Repulse must be able to stop the Japanese Invasion Forces. During World War I, the old tactic of battleships steaming in parallel lines battering away at one another ended with the epic Battle of Jutland. Believing the British reports, Langsdorff discussed his options with commanders in Berlin. May as well ask how Graf Spee would do against a KGV, except the U.S. 12"/50 Mark 8 outperforms the RN 14"/45 Mark VII for armor penetration and Alaska is 5 knots faster. By this time, Admiral Graf Spee had cruised for almost 30,000 nautical miles (56,000 km; 35,000 mi) and needed an engine overhaul. Maximilian Johannes Maria Hubert Reichsgraf von Spee (22 June 1861 – 8 December 1914) was a naval officer of the German Kaiserliche Marine (Imperial Navy), who commanded the East Asia Squadron during World War I.Spee entered the navy in 1878 and served in a variety of roles and locations, including on a colonial gunboat in German West Africa in the 1880s, the East Africa … Bismarck 1940-1941: vector: DKM Admiral Graf Spee (1939) 905 x 319: DKM Admiral Graf Spee (1939) vector: DKM Admiral Graf Spee (Pocket Battleship) 975 x 605: DKM Admiral Graf Spee (Pocket Battleship) 971 x 653: DKM Admiral Graf Spee (Pocket Battleship) 668 x 361: DKM Admiral Graf Spee (Pocket Battleship) 668 x 369: DKM Admiral Hipper: 600 x 250 In 1938, the 8.8 cm guns were removed, and six 10.5 cm (4.1 in) L/65 guns, four 3.7 cm (1.5 in) SK C/30 guns, and ten 2 cm (0.79 in) C/30 guns were installed in their place. 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