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Ted Briggs Signed HMS Hood Photo

slimiesslimies Posts: 1,132 ✭✭✭✭✭

Reposting ,, placed it in the sports card section by mistake .. the photo is signed by Ted Briggs the last living survivor of the Hood . there was only 3 survivors out of 1,415 crew . The ship took only 3 minutes to sink .

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  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,933 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The Hood suffered the same type of devastating explosion that destroyed three British Battle Cruisers during the 1916 Battle of Jutland. The Hood was of a different class, having been laid down in 1916, but seems to have suffered the same fate. All four Battle Cruisers were sunk with the loss of nearly their entire crews.

    All glory is fleeting.
  • slimiesslimies Posts: 1,132 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I collect naval Items .. do you know what the names of the three cruisers were ?

  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,933 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The three battle cruisers that were sunk at Jutland were:

    HMS Indefatigable
    HMS Queen Mary
    HMS Invincible

    More that 3000 British sailors died on those ships. That was about half of all the British fatalities during the battle.

    All glory is fleeting.
  • slimiesslimies Posts: 1,132 ✭✭✭✭✭

    huge losses .. and ill have to check them out .

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