Taken from the Deep

Action Stations still
Watches no longer governed
By Mighty 'Ood's bell

or do you prefer

Slumber undisturbed
Fifteen hundred fathoms deep
No more hours' tolling

 Copyright: Paul G Allen.

Bravo Zulu, Mr Allen and team for recovering HMS Hood's bell from the Denmark Strait, at a depth of ~2,800m, and donating it to the Royal Navy's National Museum. It will serve as a memorial to the 1,415 officers and men who died when she sank on 24th May 1941 in action against the KMS Bismarck and Prinz Eugen. Only three men, Briggs, Tindall and Dundas survived her sinking, though they too have now joined their shipmates.

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