HMS Ajax & River Plate Veterans Association

 

FAQ 26

What part did the cruiser HMS Cumberland play?

 

Prior to the battle she had been ordered to continue her planned maintenance period at the Falkland Islands but intercepted signals about the battle and made a high speed dash to Montevideo where she arrived at 2200 on Thursday 14th December. This restored Harwood’s squadron to its original strength.

 

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