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Thanks Dick, but as I am..........................
..................not in the UK, and pardon my ignorance on such matters, is it possible to do what you are saying 'on-line', or must one physically go in to the NA at Kew?
Have a friend that visits there on occasion so that could be possible, but if I could do it on-line, well............
And again, THANKS for you input!
Such drawings are normally part of the damage report files to be found at the National Archives, Kew in the ADM 267 series. Have you tried trawling through the ships listed in each of those files on-line? If you find Exeter 1939/40 I can have a look for you next time I am there.
(ADM 267/84 contains Exeter but this may relate to her loss.)
Does anyone know if there exist any 'drawings' showing exactly where HMS Exeter was hit by Graf Spee, and more specifically the trajectory of the shells into / inside the ship (along the lines of drawing/s occasionally seen, IIRC, for HMS Prince of Wales after Bismarck action)?
Been reading the book, ' Exeter. A Cruiser Of The Medium Size ' (EXCELLENT by the way, although 'action' doesn't start until at least 2/3rd's through, but still EXCELLENT nevertheless) and the authour gives a VERY descriptive account of all (or I think all) shell hits and describes any trajectories for the ones that made it inside the ship, so wondering if there were ever any AAR drawing/s made of said trajectories? (And yes, I have seen all or many of the pics of Exeter after she limped back to the Falklands, and know where the hits were in general, but would be very interested to actually 'see' the trajectories of any that penetrated as the book describes - as opposed to the ones detonating when they hit the ship, as several did on the forward turrets, and elsewhere, along with some very very near misses.)
TIA for any help.
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