Pre War Events of the Battle of the Atlantic  
  Monday, August 21, 1939  
  The cruiser SMS Admiral Graf Spee departed Wilhelmshaven and was deployed to raid commerce in the South Atlantic once hostilities commenced.  
   
  Thursday, August 24, 1939  
  The cruiser SMS Deutschland departed Wilhelmshaven and was deployed to raid commerce in the North Atlantic once hostilities commenced.  
     
   
     
   
 

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