Cumberland is a stronger proposition than Exeter was and would be a real danger to AGS, which was vulnerable to 8 inch fire. The ship would be fresh and fully stocked with ammunition. Ajax and Achilles would be a torpedo threat, even if they had no torpedoes.alecsandros wrote: My bet would be that Graf Spee would escape with moderate damage, Cumberland would be damaged and slowed, and Ajax/Achilles would expend their entire ammo supply in 15 minutes and start shadowing the raider.
What do you think ?
A second round looks very unfavourable to the Germans, in fact I think AGS would be sunk. Even if it escapes, and this is the crunch point, it will be shadowed and any meeting with Altmark would expose the supply ship to destruction before AGS could be resupplied. That means the loss of both German ships.
No, Langsdorf should not have gone to Montevideo in the first place.