British Admiral-Class Battlecruiser, HMS Hood
HMS Hood named after the 18th century Admiral Samuel Hood was the largest Battlecruiser ever commissioned by the Royal Navy. Originally developed as a counter to the German Ships was producing at the time. The Hood was equipped with eight 42-calibre BL 15-inch guns capable of hitting targets at over 27,000 m. At the outbreak of WWII, the Hood which had earned the name "The Mighty Hood", was operating between Iceland and Norway, protecting supply convoys crossing the Atlantic Ocean from the United States. In 1941, the Royal Navy was very aware of the damage that could be done if the German Battleship Bismarck got out into the Atlantic Ocean. So the Hood was sent along with HMS Price of Wales to intercept. During the Battle, the Hood was struck several times eventually causing a massive explosion and the sinking of the Hood.
Campaign: Battle of the Denmark Strait, May 1941
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