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black and white photograph - HMS Hood

From the Collection of Phillip Island RSL Sub Branch 225-243 Thompson Ave Cowes Victoria

Description
Black and White photograph of HMS Hood under way. Crew are lined up from bow to stern for leaving harbour.
Size
155cm high by 270cm wide
Object Registration
0001
Keywords
hood, hms, world war ii, royal navy
Historical information
HMS Hood was one of the most powerful ships in the Royal Navy during ww2.
She was sunk by the German Battleship Bismark with a loss of all hands on board.
Significance
The main threat of the Bismark was to allied convoys, so an all out bid was made to find and sink her. Unfortunately she was too powerfull for the HMS Hood
Inscriptions & Markings
HMS Hood hand written in white ink just below forward guns controller
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:09AM