One of the 3 surrvivors of the Hood said it blew up from the inside. This is on record. Maybe the word of the little man does not account. I still think Hood was torpidoed by U-93.
January 25, 1946
PRINZ EUGEN SANK HMS HOOD, NOT THE BISMARCK
From Our Own Correspondent
The British battleship Hood (42,100 tons) was sunk midway between Greenland and Iceland on May 24, 1941, not by the German battleship Bismarck (35,000 tons) as was generally supposed at the time, but by the enemy cruiser Prinz Eugen (10 000 tons). The US Navy Department announced this fact upon Prinz Eugen's arrival at Boston yesterday, as portion of USA's share of the German Fleet.
Prinz Eugen scored a direct hit, blowing up Hood's magazine.
But two days later Bismarck was caught 400 miles from Brest (Prance) and sent to the bottom on May 27, after receiving a terrific pounding from British air bombs, torpedoes, and direct gunfire. Prinz Eugen escaped, presumably to Brest
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