Sinking of HMS Hood - 75th Anniversary

Discussion in 'All Anniversaries' started by spidge, May 24, 2016.

  1. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    The sinking of HMS Hood 75 years on.

    This you tube video shows a lot of HMS Hood in colour.

    Rest in Peace.

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  2. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    The restored bell from a World War Two battlecruiser is to be unveiled 75 years after the ship was sunk by the Bismarck.
    HMS Hood was hit by a shell from the German battleship in the Denmark Strait on 24 May 1941.
    After a failed attempt to recover the bell from the seabed in 2012, it was eventuallyraised in August 2015.
    The bell is being unveiled at the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth on Tuesday.

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  3. norton 407545

    norton 407545 Well-Known Member

    Hello guys
    This post should really go into a new thread but I can't seem to open a new thread on my phone. So I'm hoping it will still be picked up and answered here. I'm making memorial crosses for all my lost relatives during the 2 world wars to place at my local cenotaph during rememberence Sunday as well as photos of them on it I would like to add their respective forces badges/emblems my great uncle Acting Petty Officer Frederick Farnish died on HMS Hood .
    Could someone tell me which is the most appropriate badge to use for his memorial cross please. A picture would be most helpful is possible. Many thanks in advance for any replies
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2016
  4. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

  5. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball It's a way of life.

    A timely bump for this fine thread on the 77th Anniversary today and to remember the 1415 men who went down with her. :poppy:

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  6. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    A bad day for the Senior Service - They also lost HMS Antelope in 1982.
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  7. Dave55

    Dave55 Very Senior Member

    Here is the raw footage that the guys in Geoff's clip are analyzing


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