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The Hood was a ship that is still remembered
today. She was a fast, beautiful ship, but her armour was thin. She
was a battle cruiser weighing 48,360 tons, when fully equipped.
She was sunk on the 24th May 1941,
by the Bismarck at the Denmark Strait, 1,400+ brave men lost their lives
that day, with only 3 survivors.
For more information on the ship and crew visit the
HMS Hood Association site.
HMS Queen Mary
Queen Mary was was a Battle Cruiser, weighing 27,250 tons, she was
launched in 1912, but was sunk at 16:25 on the 31st May 1916, after
receiving direct hits from 2 Germans ships, Seydlitz and Derfflingerat at the
Battle of Jutland. 1,266 men lost their lives.
HMS Black Prince
The Black Prince was a Duke of Edinburgh
class Armored Cruiser which was built at Thames Iron Works. she was completed
March 1906, and was sunk on 1st June 1916 at the battle of Jutland.