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What was the result of the Battle of the River Plate?
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After engaging the British cruisers HMS Exeter, Ajax, and Achilles on December 13, the German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee made for Montevideo, Uruguay, for repairs. On December 17, Langsdorff, believing that a superior force awaited him outside the port, scuttled his ship.