On May the 24th 1941, the
two titans located each other..
At 05.52 AM, Hood opened fire
on Bismarck. Two minutes later, DKM Bismarck responded to Hood'
s gunfire and the Battle of Denmark Strait began.
At 06.00, a gigantic explosion
with a thunderous flame ripped the Hood into two and Hood dissappeared.
In less than ten minutes of battle, Hood was lost.. Only 3 men
survived, and more than 1400 died aboard the battlecruiser.
Hood was very powerful, fast
and beatiful ship. She had 8 X 38 cm. main guns and a top speed
of 31 knots, but her armor was not as thick as a battleship armor.
When Bismarck's heavy 38 cm. shells hit and penetrated her citadel
armor and detonated inside an ammunition store, this battlecruiser'
s end came quickly.
Within 1-2 minutes, the massive
42.000 ton battlecruiser sunk due to a thunderous explosion.
But, the British people never forgot their brave battlecruiser.