Graf Spee German Battleship Ship Model 39 Built Wooden Model Ship NEW
Posted on: February 23, 2019 /
Handmade item The model is 100% scratch built with planks on frame construction method from the drawings. The hull is made of wood and painted. This model is not a kit and ready for display. Model comes with a display base and a brass name plate as shown photos. Specifications: 39.37L x 4.72W x 11.81H (inch) or 100L x 12W x 30H (cm) Brand new product. The vessel was named after Admiral Maximilian von Spee, commander of the East Asia Squadron that fought the battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands in World War I. She was laid down at the Reichsmarinewerft shipyard in Wilhelmshaven in October 1932 and completed by January 1936. Armed with six 28 cm (11 in) guns in two triple gun turrets, Admiral Graf Spee and her sisters were designed to outgun any cruiser fast enough to catch them. Their top speed of 28 kn (52 km/h; 32 mph) left only a handful of ships in the Anglo-French navies able to catch them and powerful enough to sink them. Admiral Graf Spee was deployed to the South Atlantic in the weeks before the outbreak of World War II, to be positioned in merchant sea lanes once war was declared. Admiral Graf Spee inflicted heavy damage on the British ships, but she too was damaged, and was forced to put into port at Montevideo. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “Graf Spee German Battleship Ship Model 39 Built Wooden Model Ship NEW” is in sale since Friday, July 20, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Transportation\Boats & Ships\Military\Models”. The seller is “americanmodelship” and is located in Houston, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.