But the sailors he was with were not so lucky. JACKSON, George S, Marine, PO/X 3337: CHAMBERLAIN, Henry S, Ty/Corporal, RM, PO/X 3393: HOWS, Gordon, Marine, PO/X 3426: WELLS, Philip J, Corporal, RM, PO/X 1645: WHITE, Harry, Ty/Marine, PO/X 4215: Soon afterwards, Hood exploded and sank within three minutes, with the loss of all but three of her crew.

GOMER, Harry, Marine, PO/216871: This listing contains the names of all 1,415 men confirmed as lost when Hood sank in the Denmark Strait on 24th May 1941. “I was alive. WHEN the German battleship Bismarck sank British battleship HMS Hood on May 24, 1941, it generated calls for revenge, sparking one of the great sea chases of … PIERCE, Robert D, Marine, PO/X 4141:

A referee’s call in a soccer match between Peru and Argentina sparks a riot on May 24, 1964. German battleship, the Bismarck, sinks Britain’s HMS Hood, https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-bismarck-sinks-the-hood. HMS Hood spent the first months of the year hunting for German commerce raiders early in the war and later participating as flagship in the sinking of the French fleet at Mers-el-Kebir, when the British sank the huge French fleet to stop if from falling into the hands of the Germans. HERMON, Eric D, Marine, PO/X 100265,: COOPER, John, Marine, PO/X 3432: CARTER, Robert J W, Marine, PO/X 4247:

The Royal Navy forces pursued and brought Bismarck to battle. DAVIS, Herbert A, Marine, PO/19475: AMBRIDGE, Walter C, Sergeant, RM, PO/22128:

The ship was dubbed the Mighty Hood and toured the world as one of the biggest and most powerful. LAYCOCK, Henry, Marine, PO/X 22631:

Lutjens tried to make for the French coast, but was sighted again only three days later. MILLS, Montague D, Marine, PO/X 3424: Police had no clues as to what had ...read more, On May 24, 1775, John Hancock is elected president of the Second Continental Congress. The Mighty Hood - Ernle Bradford. ADAMS, Frank P, Musician, RMB/X 546: COLE, George D, Marine, PO/X 100756: CLARK, Leonard A, Marine, PO/X 100046: GOUGH, John M, Colour Sergeant, RM, PO/216779:

The match was a qualifier for the 1964 Olympics ...read more, In a demonstration witnessed by members of Congress, American inventor Samuel F.B. so i added sounds from Silent Hunter III. HIBBS, Francis H F, Ty/Corporal, RM, PO/X 205: REED, Hector L, Corporal, RM, PO/1682:

He said a body fell in front of him on board the vessel and that he was asked to identify it. HENDRY, William, Marine, PO/X 4894: HUNTINGTON, Ernest S, Ty/Sergeant, RM, PO/X 1288: PERKINS, William G, Marine, PO/X 3390: I was ready to meet God.

WORSFOLD, Sydney G, Band Corporal, RMB/2854: BAILEY, Frederick W, Marine, PO/18832: FOWLER, Robert H, Musician, RMB/X 313: TAYLOR, Lewis J, Marine, PO/X 541: The HMS Hood, originally launched in 1918, was Britain’s largest battle cruiser (41,200 tons)-but also capable of achieving the relatively fast speed of 31 knots.

RODLEY, Samuel J, Marine, PO/X 3967: I wasn’t going to die.

FENNER, Henry J, Marine, PO/X 3495: FOTHERINGHAM, George, Marine, PO/X 1639: newspaper archive. He said he jumped into the water immediately after the explosion. Original footage of battle at denmark strait. The Admiralty mobilised every available warship in the Atlantic to hunt down and destroy Bismarck. PORTER, Reginald J, Musician, RMB/3040: PEACE, Denzil S, 77 Marine, PO/X 3427: At first glance, the most prominent feature of this book (on HMS Hood) - is the fact that it was written, within just a few years of HMS Hood, having been lost: It was the most frightening aspect of my ordeal and a vision which was to recur terrifyingly in nightmares for the next fifty years.”. He said: “I managed to avoid being knocked out by the steel stanchions, but I was not making any progress. WALLIS, Michael H S J, Marine, PO/X 4834: HUMPHREYS, William, Marine, PO/X 3815: The destroyer HMS ELECTRA rescued the only three survivors out of a total complement of over 1,418 on board, including 162 Royal Marines killed. BARRINGER, William H, Marine,PO/X 4223: MCQUADE, Ernest G, Marine, PO/X 3494: HUNNS, John A C, Marine, PO/X 3363: FARRAR, Clifford, Marine, PO/X 3163: The water was a peaceful cradle. Torpedoed to the point of incapacity, the Bismarck was finally sunk by a ring of British war ships. WHITEHEAD, Reginald C, Sergeant, RM, PO/X 1038: PALMER, James A, Marine, PO/X 3487: PIKE, William A, Musician, RMB/X 738: WEARNE, Harry E, Able Seaman, P/JX 133821: The British battleship HMS Prince of Wales and the battlecruiser HMS Hood fought the German battleship Bismarck and the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen, which were attempting to break out into the North Atlantic to attack Allied merchant shipping (Operation Rheinübung). ORRELL, Walter J, Marine, PO/X 100578:

BONEHAM, Norman, Marine, PO/X4228: Proudly created with Wix.com, Sinking of HMS Hood - Loss of 162 Royal Marines, © 2016 by Simon Biggs.

SAUNDERS, Albert, Ty/Corporal, RM, PO/X 1501: The veteran continued: “One sailor was simply blown away by the force of the explosion while the other ‘was disembowelled by a shell splinter. TOOGOOD, Leslie B, Marine, PO/X 4878: As I weakened, my resolve left me. GRIFFIN, Charles A, Marine, PO/X 3811: The father of modern astronomy, he was the first modern European scientist to propose that Earth and other planets revolve around the sun. Thousands of residents of Brooklyn and Manhattan Island turned out to witness the dedication ceremony, which was presided over by ...read more, The Cincinnati Reds beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 on May 24, 1935 in Major League Baseball’s first-ever night game, played courtesy of recently installed lights at Crosley Field in Cincinnati. GOOD, Bernard E C, Marine, PO/X 1852: HMS Hood wreck found 60 years after sinking. The team which located the wreck 3,000 metres below the surface of … JULIER, Alfred E, Marine, CH/22942: Jeevan Vasagar. WISHART, Jack E, Marine, PO/X 3489: On May 24, 1941, Germany’s largest battleship, the Bismarck, sinks the pride of the British fleet, HMS Hood. MANSER, Richard A, Marine, PO/X 100888: