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The HMS Ajax and was assigned at that time to the North American and West Indies Squadron. Slightly less than 7000 tons with a crew of 550. Of the Leander Class Cruisers she was the only one to carry two Hawker Osprey spotter planes. In 1939 with her sister HMS Achilles and along with HMS Exeter they took on the Graf Spee at the Battle of the River Plate and won. Clive Fennessy & George Chevalier 


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