HMS Hood - sunk by Bismark in "The Battle of Denmark Strait" on May 24 1941.  From a crew of 1,418 only 3 survivors were pulled alive from the water.

HMS Hood - sunk by Bismark in "The Battle of Denmark Strait" on May 24 From a crew of only 3 survivors were pulled alive from the water.

The Battle of the Denmark Straight ( HMS Hood ) by Golybev Dmitry

The Battle of the Denmark Straight ( HMS Hood ) by Golybev Dmitry

HMS Hood slips under as HMS Prince of Wales passes.

A reconstruction of the sinking of the Royal Navy battlecruiser HMS Hood in Denmark Strait. HMS Hood sinks under a pall of black smoke and flame while another Royal Navy warship sails past in the foreground.

HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse the members of the Z Force, at the time of being sunk by Japanese torpedo planes on December 10, 1941.

HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse the members of the Z Force, at the time of being sunk by Japanese torpedo planes on December

HMS Hood sinking after engaging the Bismark; HMS Prince of Wales in foreground.

HMS Hood explodes into oblivion versus the German battleship Bismarck as HMS Prince of Wales fights on alone.

Foredeck of the Royal Navy's most famous warship, 15 in battlecruiser HMS Hood, pictured between the wars.  After 3 battlecruisers were lost to magazine explosions at Jutland in 1916 further construction was halted, but Hood was already at an advanced stage.  In May 1941, 25 years later almost to the day, she suffered an identical fate at the hands of modern German battleship Bismarck.

Foredeck of the Royal Navy's most famous warship, 15 in battlecruiser HMS Hood…

KMS Bismark

Share This: Maybe, the German battleship Bismarck was the most iconic ship of world war And now we have Bismarck’s scale model ship plans. Bismarck was one of the two battleships built.

Sinking of HMS Hood by the Bismarck. Only three people from a crew of 1,418 survived the sinking. Following this Winston Churchill issued the order to sink the Bismark whatever the cost might be. rjp

Schmitz-Westerholt depicting the sinking of battlecruiser HMS Hood on 24 May Prince of Wales is in the foreground. (US Naval History & Heritage Command.

The Might of the Royal Navy: The British 5th Battle Squadron leaves port, lead by dreadnoughts HMS Barham, Valiant, Malaya, and Warspite.

British Battle Squadron at sea: ‘Queen Elizabeth’ Battleships HMS Barham Valiant Malaya and Warspite. The Squadron fought at the Battle of Jutland May 1916 in Admiral Beatty’s Battle Cruiser Fleet suffering significant damage to Warspite and Malaya

HMS St.Kitts - HMS St. Kitts (D18) was a Battle-class destroyer of the Royal Navy (RN).

HMS St.Kitts - HMS St. Kitts (D18) was a Battle-class destroyer of the Royal Navy (RN).

Ian Marshall's "Ice Queen" -- German battleship Tirpitz, exiled to Norway for most of World War II.

Ian Marshall's "Ice Queen" -- German battleship Tirpitz, exiled to Norway for most of World War II.

Jean Bart

Front view of battleship Jean Bart, the largest ever French-built warship till p. Front view of battleship Jean Bart, the largest ever French-built warship till p… “Front view of battleship Jean.

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