You are 100% correct. My question was referring to the German ship's 4.1" AA weapons (3 twin mounts) and if they were involved in the surface action.
Well...the way I interpreted the post is, did the British cruisers approach close enough for the 4.1" (German 105mm, ie; from the Graf Spee) land any hits on the British. Otherwise, he would have stated 4" (British cruisers).
No, he specifically said BRITISH 4” guns.
I think SanDiegoShipMan was referring to Graf Spee's 3 twin 105 mm's.
According to all I have read about River Plate, Graf Spee's 5.9" guns made absolutely no hits. I don't know about hits by the British 4" guns.
A question I'd like the experts on this board to answer; during the River Plate battle, I know that GRAF SPEE's main battery did virtually all of the damage, with the secondary 5.9" guns not doing that well. My question...did the British cruisers ever approach close enough for the 4.1" guns to engage them and if so, did those guns score any hits or were they silent throughout the battle?
Regards from south FL,