Monday 29 April 2019

Launching of the GRAF SPEE - Germany's Third "Pocket Battleship"

CAPE TIMES - July19, 1934
The GRAF SPEE, Germany's Third "Pocket Battleship" was launched on 30 June 1934. At her launching, she was christened by the daughter of Admiral Maximilian von Spee, the ship's namesake. She was completed slightly over a year and a half later on 6 January 1936, the day she was commissioned into the German fleet.
The term "Pocket Battleship" refers to any of a class of cruisers with large-calibre guns, operated by the German navy in the Second World War.

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