A German naval ship leaving Dublin after a courtesy visit in 1960 just 15 years after World War II. Dublin was a very different port then and the skyline in the background held many features that have changed or are no longer standing!
advises that this is the frigate Graf Spee
. (No - not that one - a later one :) ). B-59
suggest a date range in the middle of June (probably around the 10th as this image captures the departure). Danny offers some snippets from newspapers of the time - which document the short visit by two West German training ships - the Graf Spee (F215) and Hipper (F214)
. The officers were received at a number of receptions - and the cadets by the local boat clubs :) O'Dea seems to have captured this scene from North Wall Quay, looking SE to Ringsend and Sir John Rogerson's quay (probably around here
). The MV Murell
looks to be in the background....
Photographer: James P. O'Dea
Collection:James P. O'Dea
Date: June 1960 (Possibly 10 June 1960)
NLI Ref.: ODEA 20/73
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