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80 years ago: Battle of River Plate
Posted by Lars Scharff on December 12, 2019, 21:58:11
80 years ago, the Battle of River Plate was fought - a gun duel fought by torpedo experts and therefore not very successful. But for sure HMS Exeter, HMS Ajax, and HMNZS Achilles achieved to damage the cruiser Admiral Graf Spee sufficiently to cause her to seek shelter in Montevideo. There a much less known cruiser played some role: the Uruguayan torpedo cruiser (torpedo gunboat) Uruguay was tasked to enforce Uruguayan neutrality. Uruguay was built in 1910 and was already then a very small cruiser.
There is a Combrig kit of Uruguay, which I have built: Uruguay (1/700, Combrig)
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