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77 years ago today - HMS Hood sunk during the Battle of Denmark Strait

At 06:00, Holland ordered his force to turn once again to port to ensure that the aft main guns on both Hood and Prince of Wales could bear on the German ships; during the turn, a salvo from Bismarck, fired from about 9 mi (7.8 nmi; 14 km), was seen by men aboard Prince of Wales to straddle Hood abreast her mainmast.

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Military History

The Final Sortie of the High Seas Fleet

The final sortie of the German High Seas Fleet during the First World War took place between 22 and 25 April 1918. This was its first mission into the North Sea since… 1,118 more words

War History

Warship Projects Profile No. JP301*

“Based on the information available in books and on the internet as well as existing drawings I’ve made my version by my imagination of the IJN’s B-65 type battlecruiser. 218 more words

WP Profile

Warship Projects Profile No. JP301

“Based on the information available in books and on the internet as well as existing drawings I’ve made my version by my imagination of the IJN’s B-65 type battlecruiser. 218 more words

WP Profile

Workable battlecruiser concept

Battlecruiser did not have a good showing in World War I. Main reason – other than ammunition handling – is that their big guns were too powerful to pass up in the line of battle, yet their armour was too thin to withstand such a battle while their speed was largely negated. 676 more words

Proposals

Return to the Gate Stargate Convention

I had my  Daedalus and Stargate models on display at the Return to the Gate Stargate event in Melbourne, where I got the stands for both autographed by Amanda Tapping and Richard Dean Anderson, respectively. 27 more words

Stargate

HMS Hood post WWII refit, 1/400 what if

This model is a 1/400 Heller Hood, updated KGV style as in some of the refit hypothesis.

Navies