Battle of the River Plate

Page 7 – Further information

This web feature was written by Ian McGibbon and produced by the team

Related booklet

The text and some of the images from this web feature have been made into a booklet for the naval museum in Montevideo. You can download this as a pdf document in English and Spanish:



  • Ian McGibbon, New Zealand and the Second World War, Hodder Moa Beckett, Auckland, 2003
  • S.D. Waters, Achilles at the River Plate, War History Branch, Wellington, 1948
  • S.D. Waters, Royal New Zealand Navy, War History Branch, Wellington, 1956
How to cite this page

'Further information', URL:, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 27-Sep-2021