The Mighty Hood

The story of the HMS Hood, the last great warship of the British Royal Navy, told by the bestselling author of Hannibal.

The Mighty Hood

The story of the HMS Hood, the last great warship of the British Royal Navy, told by the bestselling author of Hannibal. When it was launched in 1918, the HMS Hood was the flagship of the Royal Navy. As a battle cruiser, “The Mighty Hood” was fast enough to evade enemy cruiser ships and powerful enough to destroy them. But for all the Hood’s might, it had one fatal flaw: armor had been sacrificed for speed. In 1941, the Hood confronted the legendary German warship Bismarck. A salvo from the enemy penetrated the Hood’s ammunition magazine, destroying the British ship and killing all but three of its crew. The brutal defeat marked the end of the Royal Navy’s dominance. But it also inspired Winston Churchill’s vow to sink the Bismarck—a vow that in time was fulfilled. Through oral history and documentary research, Ernle Bradford chronicles the Hood’s career from design to demise, with colorful insight into life aboard the ship as well as its broader historical significance.

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The Mighty Hood
Language: en
Pages: 217
Authors: Ernle Bradford
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-04-01 - Publisher: Open Road Media

The story of the HMS Hood, the last great warship of the British Royal Navy, told by the bestselling author of Hannibal. When it was launched in 1918, the HMS Hood was the flagship of the Royal Navy. As a battle cruiser, “The Mighty Hood” was fast enough to evade
The Mighty Hood
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Ernle Bradford
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-06-25 - Publisher: Cerberus Pub

The life and death of the Royal Navy’s proudest ship HMS Hood was commissioned in 1920 and was described as the greatest and most graceful ship of her time. She was the last of the ‘Leviathans’ – those mighty ships, whose movement upon the high seas had assured the supremacy
The Mighty Hood
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Ernle Dusgate Selby Bradford
Categories: European War, 1914-1918
Type: BOOK - Published: 1974 - Publisher:

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The Mighty Hood
Language: en
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Authors: Ernle Bradford
Categories: European War, 1914-1918
Type: BOOK - Published: 1959 - Publisher:

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HMS Hood
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Daniel Knowles
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-07-15 - Publisher: Fonthill Media

For over twenty years the battlecruiser HMS 'Hood' toured the world as the most iconic warship in the Royal Navy. Unmatched in her beauty and charisma, 'Hood' is one of history's greatest warships. During the twilight years of the British Empire the 'Hood 'toured the world showing the flag as