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Diary December 7, 1939

Pocket-battleship Admiral Graf Spee
Pocket-battleship ‘Admiral Graf Spee’ on sea.
War Diary WW2 for Thursday, December 7, 1939:

Sea War

Atlantic: Pocket-battleship Admiral Graf Spee sinks SS Streonshalh south of Trinidad, her ninth and last victim. British cruiser squadron sails towards River Plate estuary, anticipating interception.
British and French submarines escort three North Atlantic convoys (until December 27).

Finland

Winter War: Russians announce naval blockade of Finnish South and West coasts.
Battle of Kollaa: Finns halt Russian division north of Lake Ladoga (ends December 10).

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