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HMS Hood by chris-parker, via Flickr   The mighty Hood sent to the bottom by the Bismark from 15 miles away!

HMS Hood by chris-parker, via Flickr The mighty Hood sent to the bottom by the Bismark from 15 miles away!

The HMS Hood launched in 1918 was the last battlecruiser built for the Royal Navy; she was the only one built from several units that had been planned.

The HMS Hood launched in 1918 was the last battlecruiser built for the Royal Navy; she was the only one built from several units that had been planned.

A and B turrets, HMS Hood 1940 HMS Hood’s forward 15" turrets, with a 4" gun’s crew under training in the foreground. The leading seaman, (noted) standing on the extreme left, behind the man with the 4" projectile, is leading seaman W Dowdell, who lost his life on 24 May 1941 along with 1414 other members of the ship’s company, there being just three survivors when the ship was sunk in action by the German battleship Bismarck.  Colourised by Royston Leonard

A and B turrets, HMS Hood 1940 HMS Hood’s forward 15" turrets, with a 4" gun’s crew under training in the foreground. The leading seaman, (noted) standing on the extreme left, behind the man with the 4" projectile, is leading seaman W Dowdell, who lost his life on 24 May 1941 along with 1414 other members of the ship’s company, there being just three survivors when the ship was sunk in action by the German battleship Bismarck. Colourised by Royston Leonard

HMS Hood coming into the harbour at Malta mid 1938. (coloured by Colin Rowe)

HMS Hood coming into the harbour at Malta mid 1938. (coloured by Colin Rowe)

HMS Hood, the last battlecruiser built for the Royal Navy. She was the only one of the Admiral-class battl

HMS Hood, the last battlecruiser built for the Royal Navy. She was the only one of the Admiral-class battl

HMS Hood firing a broadside http://ift.tt/1IF8oZB

HMS Hood firing a broadside http://ift.tt/1IF8oZB

HMS Hood in New Zealand in 1924, at the time the largest warship afloat. Here we can see her forward 15 inch naval guns, and her armoured front conning tower.

HMS Hood in New Zealand in 1924, at the time the largest warship afloat. Here we can see her forward 15 inch naval guns, and her armoured front conning tower.

Famous 15 in late WW1 vintage British battlecruiser HMS Hood, the largest ever built, in her final 1941 guise.  Modern German battleship Bismarck disposed of her in a few salvoes on May 24 that year.

Famous 15 in late WW1 vintage British battlecruiser HMS Hood, the largest ever built, in her final 1941 guise. Modern German battleship Bismarck disposed of her in a few salvoes on May 24 that year.

HMS Hood sunk by KMS Bismarck on May 24, 1941 at the Battle of the Denmark Strait. 3 survivors.

HMS Hood sunk by KMS Bismarck on May 24, 1941 at the Battle of the Denmark Strait. 3 survivors.

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