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Why was HMS Hood so famous?

Why was HMS Hood so famous?

HMS Hood was revered as the most powerful warship in the world for more than 20 years, earning the nickname “The Mighty Hood”. But in May 1941 – during the battle of the Denmark Strait in the North Atlantic – it was sunk by the German battleship Bismarck.

Was HMS Hood a battleship?

HMS Hood was a modified Royal Sovereign-class pre-dreadnought battleship built for the Royal Navy in the early 1890s. She differed from the other ships of the class in that she had cylindrical gun turrets instead of barbettes and a lower freeboard.

Did HMS Hood sink any ships?

Hood was the first of the planned four Admiral-class battlecruisers to be built during the First World War….HMS Hood.

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Fate Sunk during the Battle of the Denmark Strait, 24 May 1941
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General characteristics

How many survived the Hood?

three Brits
Commanded by Admiral Gunther Lutjens, commander in chief of the German Fleet, the Bismarck sunk the Hood, resulting in the death of 1,500 of its crew; only three Brits survived.

Is the Prinz Eugen still radioactive?

The Navy determined in 1974 that neither Prinz Eugen nor the oil inside the wreck is still radioactive. The oil retrieval process is now ongoing, a joint project of the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and the Republic of Micronesia.

Are there any German battleships left?

Unfortunately there are no destroyer or larger WWII-era German vessels around.

Is the Tirpitz still in Norway?

Despite a salvage operation in the 1950s, close to 20% of the Tirpitz is still scattered across the bottom of the Fjord.

What is the most decorated warship in history?

USS New Jersey
USS New Jersey (BB-62) is the most decorated battleship in Navy history, earning distinction in World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Cold War, and conflicts in the Middle East.

What is an Admiralty type leader?

The Admiralty type leader, sometimes known as the Scott class, were a class of eight destroyer leaders designed and built for the Royal Navy towards the end of World War I. They were named after Scottish historical leaders.

What is an Admiral-class battlecruiser?

The Admiral-class battlecruisers were to have been a class of four British Royal Navy battlecruisers built near the end of World War I.

What is an M class destroyer?

(January 2013) ( Learn how and when to remove this template message) The M class, more properly known as the Admiralty M class, were a class of 85 destroyers built for the Royal Navy of United Kingdom that saw service during World War I.

What are the characteristics of the Admiral class of ships?

General characteristics. The Admiral-class ships were significantly larger than their predecessors of the Renown class. They had an overall length of 860 feet (262.1 m), a beam of 104 feet (31.7 m), and a draught of 31 feet 6 inches (9.6 m) at deep load.