The Mighty HOOD

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The life and death of the Royal Navy?s proudest ship HMS Hood was commissioned in 1920 and was described as the greatest and most graceful ship of her time. She was the last of the ?Leviathans? ? those mighty ships, whose movement uponthe high seas had assured the supremacy of Britain?s Royal Navy and determined policy since the last quarter of the 19th Century.During the twenties and thirties she had been the flag ship of a number of admirals and could be found ?flying-the-flag? for Britain in the far-flung regions of the world ? from the North Sea to the Mediterranean, from South America and the West Indies to Africa and the Indian subcontinent.In early 1939 HMS Hood was refitted and rearmed prior to her joining the Home Fleet. As one of the British ships engaged in the hunt for the German battleship Bismarck and the Prinz Eugen, northwest of Iceland in May 1941, she was accompanied by HMS Suffolk and HMS Norfolk. During the ensuing battle HMS Hood received several hits from the Bismarck
The life and death of the Royal Navy?s proudest ship HMS Hood was commissioned in 1920 and was described as the greatest and most graceful ship of her time. She was the last of the ?Leviathans? ? those mighty ships, whose movement uponthe high seas had assured the supremacy of Britain?s Royal Navy and determined policy since the last quarter of the 19th Century.During the twenties and thirties she had been the flag ship of a number of admirals and could be found ?flying-the-flag? for Britain in the far-flung regions of the world ? from the North Sea to the Mediterranean, from South America and the West Indies to Africa and the Indian subcontinent.In early 1939 HMS Hood was refitted and rearmed prior to her joining the Home Fleet. As one of the British ships engaged in the hunt for the German battleship Bismarck and the Prinz Eugen, northwest of Iceland in May 1941, she was accompanied by HMS Suffolk and HMS Norfolk. During the ensuing battle HMS Hood received several hits from the Bismarck
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Author Ernle Bradford
Published 1959
Book Condition Ex Library Naval Collection , library plate and stamp, generally excellent condition
Dimensions (cm) 14x21
Pages 224
Weight (g) 410.0000
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