HMS Hood in '39....

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  1. Lucky13

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    Good find.
     
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    Amazing footage Jan. Makes one ponder how many of the men we see in that film were still part of Hood's company when she blew up less than 2 later?
     
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    Beautiful ship! :thumbright:
     
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    Yes, but you can also see why she was called "The Royal Navy's biggest submarine". In heavy sees her decks was constantly flooded with seawater because of the extra 5000 tons of armour she got when still under construction.
     
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    She is indeed very low on the water. Great find!
     
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    Yeah the low freeboard aft did nothing to help keep her dry. Although the little side wheelers were pretty slick and at about the 3:30 mark it seems Jellicoe's old flagship H.M.S. Iron Duke makes an appearance serving as a gunnery training ship. That was an unexpected treat. Great vid, great find.
     
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    Excellent, I love those big heavy ships of ww2.
     
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    The poop/stern in HMS Hood certainly feels like too close of the water.
     
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