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On this day: The HMS Hood in 1924

HMS Hood, the largest battlecruiser ever built, in Australia on 17th March 1924. Commissioned by the Royal Navy in 1920, and named for an 18th century admiral by the name of Samuel Hood, the… 6 more words

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5. Tearing apart our history: The desecration of Pacific War wrecks

1.5 SINKING

I found dodging the torpedoes quite interesting and entertaining until in the end they started to come from all directions and they were too much for me’ … 2,241 more words

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4. Tearing apart our history: The desecration of Pacific War wrecks

1.4 FINAL ATTACK

The view in the Repulse over the long delay in sending the first signal was that ‘had Captain Tennant been in command of the force, as he invariably had been in command of much larger forces for the last two years, the story might have been different’ 1,752 more words

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3. Tearing apart our history: The desecration of Pacific War wrecks

1.3 THE FIRST ATTACKS

We cleared lower decks just wanting Smutts to say his piece as quickly as possible, so we’d begin our run to ashore. 2,717 more words

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2. Tearing apart our history: The desecration of Pacific War wrecks

FORCE Z 1.2: AIR COVER

Departing that night, Phillips was fatefully unable to organise air cover for his ships. This is one of the great controversies surrounding the loss of Force Z. 1,339 more words

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Tearing apart our history: The desecration of Pacific War wrecks

PART ONE: FORCE Z DISASTER

“I turned in the water to face her, it was an unbelievable sight. The bow rose in the air to a tremendous height and with her propellers still turning; slowly began to go under. 1,128 more words

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Casualties at the Battle of Jutland – reading the tragedies behind the statistics PART III

A METAL STORM

On board the Warspite, things were little better. One heavy shell had penetrated through, again to a six inch gun deck, igniting the cordite charges in one battery which then burst into flame, creating casualties as well as terrible burns amongst the gun crews. 905 more words

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