British Forces

  • Vice Admiral Sir Doveton Sturdee
  • HMS Invincible (flagship)(flagship)
    Commanding officer: Captain P.T.H. Beamish
    Notes: Coaling at 0750
  • HMS Inflexible
    Commanding officer: Captain F. Philmore
    Notes: Coaling at 0750

C-in-C South America

  • Rear Admiral A.P. Stoddart
  • HMS Caernarvon (flagship)(flagship)
    Commanding officer: Captain H.L. de’E Skipwith
    Notes: Coaled by 0750
  • HMS Cornwall
    Commanding officer: Captain W.M. Ellerton
    Notes: Engine opened up for repairs, coaling at 0750
  • HMS Kent
    Commanding officer: Captain J.D. Allen
    Notes: Coaling at 0750
  • HMS Bristol
    Commanding officer: Captain B.H. Fanshawe
    Notes: Engine opened up for repairs, coaling at 0750
  • HMS Macedonia
    Notes: AMC. On patrol outside Stanley Harbour at 0750

Attached

  • HMS Glasgow
    Commanding officer: Captain J. Luce
    Notes: Coaled by 0750
  • HMS Canopus
    Commanding officer: Captain H.S. Grant
    Notes: Beached as guardship, Falklands

Ammunition Expenditure

Ship Caliber
12-in 7.5-in 6-in
Invincible 513 (128 APC, 259 CPC, 126 HE) - -
Inflexible 661 (157 APC, 343 CPC, 161 HE) - -
Carnarvon - 85 60

It is estimated that about 40 12-in projectiles hit each German Armored Cruiser during the battle.

German Forces

East Asiatic Squadron
  • Vice Admiral Maximilian Graf von Spee
  • SMS Scharnhorst (Sunk) (flagship)(flagship)
    Commanding officer: Captain Schultz
  • SMS Gniesenau (Sunk)
    Commanding officer: Captain Maerker
  • SMS Dresden
    Commanding officer: Captain Ludecke
  • SMS Leipzig (Sunk)
    Commanding officer: Captain Haun
  • SMS Nuremburg (Sunk)
    Commanding officer: Captain von Schonberg
  • Baden (Sunk)
    Notes: Collier
  • Santa Maria (Sunk)
    Notes: Collier

Sources

  • Bennett, G., (1962): Colonel and the Falklands, 1962
  • Dittmar F.J., and Colledge, J.J., (1972): British Warships 1914-1919
  • Cambell, NJM: Warship Special 1: Battle Cruisers
  • Hoyt, E.P., (1966), Last cruise of the Emden

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