Happy Birthday HMS Hood!

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Happy Birthday HMS Hood!

Postby paulcadogan » Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:37 pm

93 years ago today, under a shroud of secrecy, HMS Hood slid off the slipway into the Clyde, launched by Lady Hood, widow of Rear-Admiral Horace Hood who perished at Jutland in the fireball of the demise of Invincible - the first battlecruiser ever built.

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See this link as well for some interesting historical docoments and more photos:

http://hmshood.com/history/construct/launch.htm

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Qui invidet minor est - He who envies is the lesser man

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Re: Happy Birthday HMS Hood!

Postby RNfanDan » Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:54 pm

....and at the moment she touched the water, a roiling pool somewhere in the North Sea gurgled and bubbled, unseen, emitting a strange sound much like human voices crying out...."not again, not again, not again!" :wink:
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Re: Happy Birthday HMS Hood!

Postby simonharley » Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:38 am

RNfanDan wrote:....and at the moment she touched the water, a roiling pool somewhere in the North Sea gurgled and bubbled, unseen, emitting a strange sound much like human voices crying out...."not again, not again, not again!" :wink:


I doubt it. The only reason "Hood" was classified as a battle cruiser was because of her speed.

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Re: Happy Birthday HMS Hood!

Postby RNfanDan » Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:23 pm

simonharley wrote: I doubt it.
I would hope so... :shock:


The only reason "Hood" was classified as a battle cruiser was because of her speed.
Another story altogether, and one covered ad nauseum for some time now.

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