Did Bismarck sink HMS Hood?

Did Bismarck sink HMS Hood?

Commanded by Admiral Gunther Lutjens, commander in chief of the German Fleet, the Bismarck sunk the Hood, resulting in the death of 1,500 of its crew; only three Brits survived. During the engagement, the Bismarck’s fuel tank was damaged.

How the Bismarck sank HMS Hood?

The photos revealed that a detonation in the rear magazine, holding the 15-inch shells and cordite propellant for those guns, sank the Hood. This devastating explosion appears to have been triggered by a blast in the magazine under the mainmast.

What happened to the HMS Hood?

On 24 May 1941, early in the Battle of the Denmark Strait, Hood was struck by several German shells, exploded, and sank within 3 minutes, with the loss of all but three of her crew of 1,418. Due to her publicly perceived invincibility, the loss affected British morale.

Did the Bismarck sink?

On May 27, 1941, the British navy sinks the German battleship Bismarck in the North Atlantic near France. The German death toll was more than 2,000.

Did HMS Hood have a sister ship?

HMS Hood was ordered, along with three other sister battlecruisers, as part of the Admiral-class under the “Emergency War Programme” during World War 1. Along with Hood, there was to be HMS Anson, HMS Howe and HMS Rodney.

How long did it take for the Bismarck to sink?

On the morning of May 27 the King George V and the Rodney, in an hour-long attack, incapacitated the Bismarck, and an hour and a half later it sank after being hit by three torpedoes from the cruiser Dorsetshire.

Was HMS Hood a battleship or battlecruiser?

Hood was the final battlecruiser built for the Royal Navy. Battlecruisers were similar in size and offensive capability to battleships but usually carried less armour so they could reach higher speeds. The ship was equipped with eight 15in guns and was capable of 32 knots.