VICTORIA DAY-Monday, May 24, 2021@12:34-Still stands thine ancient sacrifice, a humble and a contrite heart; Lord God of Hosts be with us yet, LEST WE FORGET, LEST WE FORGET!!!
Poem by Rudyard Kipling.
At the going down of the SUN, and in the MORNING; WE WILL REMEMBER THEM, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM!!!
On ALL the OCEANS, the WHITE CAPS FLOW.
READY, AYE, READY…ROYAL NAVY, H.M.S. HOOD.
H.M.S. HOOD’S COMPLEMENT ON May 24, 1941; YOU ALL ARE NOT FORGOTTEN!!!
ALWAYS REMEMBERED WITH GRATITUDE, LOVE AND RESPECT…Yours Aye-Brian Murza…Killick Vison, W.W.II Naval Researcher-Published Author, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
Blog Credit: Battleships Thoughts, Articles and Wrecks.
My favorite Royal Navy battleship is HMS Hood, because I feel that she was the most attractive warship that was ever made. At just over 45 thousand tonnes displacement, she was the largest battleship afloat between the two world wars:
At this time, she was also the most famous, as she had circumnavigated the world on her “Empire Cruise”. Given the fact that Hood would still seem “massive” in today’s naval fleets (especially when compared to the size of the ubiquitous destroyer), then it is hardly surprising that people from the inter-war years, and the run-up to World War Two, both equated her size with “fighting power”. Unfortunately, Hood’s design featured several inadequacies, that were “not known” to the general public/press of the day.
Hood was designed at a time when the Royal Navy believed that speed equated with protection, but Jutland proved that this thinking was incorrect (owing…
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