HMS Hood – Pride of the British Empire

WARSHIP WEDNESDAY, May 26, 2021@23:29-BEING THAT H.M.S., MAY 24, 1941 ANNIVERSARY JUST PAST; WE WILL POST ANOTHER…JUST FOR THAT OCCASION, THEN Y’ALL CAN RESEACH ALL THE OTHER BATTLESHIPS WITH H.M.S. HOOD!!!

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Yours Aye: Brian Murza…Killick Vison, W.W.II Naval Researcher-Published Author, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

Battleships of World War Two

Great Britain and its Royal Navy “ruled the seas” for close to five centuries. The British Empire had the “best warships” and the “best logistics”. By the early 1900’s, the British Empire held dominion over “much of the known world”, and its most prestigious warship was really its “ultimate guardian”, who was known by the name of HMS Hood:

HMS Hood - as she appeared in circa 1931. HMS Hood – as she appeared in circa 1931.

There were several features of HMS Hood that I “quite liked”:

  1. Eight 15 inch naval guns. These were arranged two gun turrets forward, two gun turrets astern. These naval guns were “the same calibre, but better equipped” than those found in the preceding British battleship class, the Queen Elizabeth’s. These were Hood’s primary armament, which would have been targeted at enemy battleships. When all guns were fired, the aim was to straddle eight 15 inch shells “within the vicinity” of…

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Brian MURZA/Killick Vison is battleoftheatlantic19391945; W.W.II NAVAL RESEARCHER-PUBLISHED AUTHOR, PRESENT DAY NAVAL-MILITARY ANALYST, from Canada.

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