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Personal logo 4th Cuirassier Supporting Member of TMP24 May 2021 5:50 a.m. PST

HMS Hood was sunk in the Denmark strait with the loss of 1,415 of her 1,418-man crew.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP24 May 2021 7:24 a.m. PST
Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP24 May 2021 7:49 a.m. PST

RIP all those gallant sailors on both sides.

Legion 424 May 2021 7:50 a.m. PST

RIP Sailors …

Griefbringer24 May 2021 9:36 a.m. PST

And within a few days more, there will be yet another 80th anniversary of a sinking of a large ship in the same area.

Northern Atlantic is a harsh environment even in peacetime.

William Warner24 May 2021 10:00 a.m. PST

Eternal Father, strong to save,
Whose arm doth bond the restless wave,
Who bids the mighty ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep;
O hear us when we cry to Thee
For those in peril on the sea.

Steve Wilcox26 May 2021 8:40 a.m. PST

"Bismarck vs. Hood Original HD Footage 1941- Cinematic Experience!"

Sound effects added, but still pretty haunting to watch and listen to:

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Griefbringer27 May 2021 9:41 a.m. PST

And within a few days more, there will be yet another 80th anniversary of a sinking of a large ship in the same area.

And that would be today, actually. Auf wiedersehen, Bismarck!

It took years of labour and tens of thousands of tons of steel to build, and over 2 000 men to crew her. And for all that effort, she fought just a single brief campaign on the Atlantic, sinking HMS Hood, before her time was done.

In any case, here is Sabaton's tribute to this beast made of steel:

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