Pictures of some objects from the Graf Spee

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Pictures of some objects from the Graf Spee

Post by toli » 14 Feb 2007 23:14

This pictures were taken by me at the Museo de la Armada, in Montevideo Uruguay.
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Post by Tony D. » 15 Feb 2007 03:04

I would be interested in having your permission to use one of the 15 cm photographs on my NavWeaps website. If interested, please contact me.

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Post by faf_476 » 15 Feb 2007 06:40

Nice photo, is the museum that kind of large?
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Post by toli » 15 Feb 2007 10:14

Tony D. wrote:I would be interested in having your permission to use one of the 15 cm photographs on my NavWeaps website. If interested, please contact me.

Tony D.


No problem for me, you can use the photograph. Just send me the link to your website to visit it.

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Post by toli » 15 Feb 2007 10:26

faf_476 wrote:Nice photo, is the museum that kind of large?
:)


The museum isn't too big, but have a lot of interesting things. For example, there is a gun recovered from the HMS Agamemnon (I have pictures of it, of course) the famous ship of Horatio Nelson. HMS Agamemnon was wrecked in Maldonado Bay, 20 June 1809, some 100 miles from Montevideo. HMS Agamemnon took part in the Battle of Trafalgar.

And about the Graf Spee, there are a lot of things. I didn't post pictures of every object, but will do one of this days. Do you remember the bronze eagle which was recovered the year before? Well, the final destiny of this eagle will be this museum, after all the restoration process.

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Post by Tony D. » 16 Feb 2007 00:13

toli wrote:
Tony D. wrote:I would be interested in having your permission to use one of the 15 cm photographs on my NavWeaps website. If interested, please contact me.

Tony D.


No problem for me, you can use the photograph. Just send me the link to your website to visit it.

Regards.

Toli


Would you object to giving me your full name so that I may properly credit you with the copyright ownership?

Your picture would appear on the "additional pictures" page at this link:

http://www.navweaps.com/Weapons/WNGER_59-55_skc28.htm

Which is part of NavWeaps at http://www.navweaps.com

Tony D.

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Post by JamesL » 16 Feb 2007 01:30

Very interesting.

The photo of the gun barrel ........ is the gun split? Looks like a crack beginning at the muzzle.

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Post by Peter Baltar » 16 Feb 2007 02:46

Very nice photos!

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Post by tommy303 » 16 Feb 2007 18:28

Toli,

The bronze pieces are benchmarkers for one of the 15cm guns. In order to insure proper alignment within the fire control system, each gun and mount had benchmarks to exactly align it with the ship centre axis. Essentially, each gun and mount was surveyed and corrected for bearing by training the gun fore and aft, bore sighting it to make sure it was line up properly, and then adjusting the mount or pedestal benchmark until it lined up with the fixed benchmark. Once this was done, they would know that when the gun was ordered onto a certain bearing, it would be properly aligned with all the other guns in its battery and in agreement with the fire control system.

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Re: Pictures of some objects from the Graf Spee

Post by CaptNimmo » 30 Oct 2009 15:43

Wouldn't it be nice of the body of Hans Langsdorff was returned to Germany? It still rests in Uruguay.

Was his crew interned or did they find their way back to Germany I wonder.

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Re: Pictures of some objects from the Graf Spee

Post by tommy303 » 31 Oct 2009 00:30

The crew was interned, although some 200 members did escape internment and get back to Germany--among them Jurgen Wattenberg who later commanded U-162 and was taken POW in 1942; Paul Ascher, who later joined the staff of Fleet Commander Admiral Guenther Luetjens and went down with the Bismarck; Kurt Diggins who went on to command U-458, and Friedrich Rasenack who later went on to be an officer on the battleship Tirpitz.

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Re: Pictures of some objects from the Graf Spee

Post by WWIIBuff » 05 Nov 2009 07:30

Nice pictures, thanks for showing them. Someday I would like to visit this museum and the harbor where it all happened. Hopefully the bronze eagle will be on display there when I do.

John

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