Events for Thursday 24th May 2012
On This Day in History
HMS Hood is sunk24th May 1941
German battleship Bismarck sinks the feared HMS Hood off Greenland with the loss of more than 1,400 lives. The ship explodes when a German shell hits the Hood's ammunition store.
Further ReadingThe Battlecruiser HMS Hood
(Hardback - 272 pages)
by Bruce Taylor
The battlecruiser HMS Hood is one of the great warships of history. Unmatched for beauty and charisma, unequalled for size, for 20 years the she was the glory ship of the Royal Navy, flying the flag across the world in the twilight years of the British Empire. Here, in words,… Read more...Only £28.00 at Pen & Sword Books.