Pictures: Life and Death of the German Heavy Cruiser Admiral Graf SpeeHISTORYINSTANT ARTICLESNEWSWORLD WAR IIAug 25, 2015 Joris Nieuwint SHARE:FacebookTwitter The completed “Panzerschiffe” Admiral Graf Spee in 1936. Photo Credit. 1938. April 1939. Rear Guns of the Graf Spee. 1938. Warships at the Spithead Fleet Review of 1937, The German heavy cruiser ADMIRAL GRAF SPEE anchored off Spithead for the 1937 Fleet Review. In the background are the battleship HMS RESOLUTION and the battlecruiser HMS HOOD. Panzerschiff Admiral Graf Spee’s forward 11-inch triple-gun turret, circa 1939. Gneisenau, Admiral Graf Spee, Admiral Scheer, and Deutschland steamed in a line during the German Naval Review of Aug 1938.