JIN Ashigara (足柄) - incrociatore pesante Classe Myōkō - Varata 1929 - Caratteristiche generali Dislocamento 10.160 t Lunghezza 204 m Larghezza 17 m Pescaggio 5,8 m Velocità 35,5 nodi (65,7 km/h) Autonomia 8.000 n.mi. a 14 nodi (15.000 km a 26 km/h) Equipaggio 773 - Affondata l'8 giugno 1945 dal sommergibile HMS Trenchant nello stretto di Bangkain
Admiral Graf Spee in Montevideo, 1939
11 in 'pocket battleships' Admiral Scheer (foreground) and Lutzow (originally Deutschland) in 1939. Lutzow, the first sister, lacked the tower bridge of Scheer and the third ship, Admiral Graf Spee - later removed from Scheer when she and Lutzow were re-designated as heavy cruisers in 1940. Graf Spee was sunk in December 1939.
Bridge structure of 11 in 'pocket battleship' Admiral Graf Spee, scuttled after the Battle of the River Plate in December 1939. The plaque reads 'Coronel' after the Admiral's famous 1914 victory. This type of tower was later removed from sister Admiral Scheer in favour of a stepped platform design, as it was found to catch the wind badly. The first ship of the class (Deutschland / later Lutzow) was built with such a design anyway.
December 17, 1939: Admiral Graf Spee at anchor at Montevideo, Uruguay just before departing.