But the latter's slow speed is a drag on Spee's operations, so Captain Langsdorff
orders the Newton Beech to be sunk, and the overcrowded Graf Spee will take on the British prisoners.
German sailors set the scuttling charges off at 6:16 p.m., and everyone watches to see the British ship sink.
settles in the water a bit.
Graf Spee's Capt. Hans Langsdorff is furious.