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Posted on Tuesday 11th August

HMS Hood's bell has been recovered from the North Atlantic seabed ahead of the 75th anniversary of her sinking.

She was the pride of Britain's Navy until her sinking during the Second World War when she was sunk by the German battleship Bismarck in May 1941, suffering the largest Allied loss of life at sea during the war.

Now, the ship's bell has been recovered from her wreckage and is set to go on display at the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth in time to mark the 75th anniversary of the ship's loss.

The full story of the sinking of HMS Hood and the subsequent hunt for the Bismarck can be found in The Battlecruiser HMS Hood, Sink the Bismarck! and 'Killing the Bismarck' – Slaying the Myths.

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The Battlecruiser HMS Hood

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The Battlecruiser HMS Hood

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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, photos and colour artwork, is the story of her life, her work and her people, from the laying of her keel on the Clyde in… Read more...

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