Events for Wednesday 24th May 2017
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, unequalled for size, for twenty years the Hood 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, photos and… Read more...Only £28.00 at Pen & Sword Books.