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Re: History quiz #35
On September 30, 1939, GRAF SPEE stopped and sank her first victim, the SS CLEMENT, and strictly following prize rules, sank her after allowing the crew to abandon ship. CLEMENT managed to get off a distress signal, and Langsdorf, sent a signal to Pernambuco alerting them that the British crew were in life boats. Aware now that GRAF SPEE was the South Atlantic, the British and French organized hunting groups to find and sink the German ship.
The GRAF SPEE model is by Neptun, and the CLEMENT model is by Aegir.
Identify these two ships (and models) and the historical connection between them: