Addendum to Who Sank the Hood?
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Apology and Acknowledgement
After my article on the the sinking of the Hood was posted on
HyperScale a few weeks ago, imagine my surprise to find, via the
Ship Chat forum, that the article was totally out of date.
The Hood and its loss has fascinated me since I was a child and I
am angry with myself for not being aware of the successful search
for its wreck.
I had been meaning to write this article for a number of years
after reading several books on the subject but the only one I still
had was the book by Antony Preston. After re-reading this book to
check my facts I wrote the article. Although I knew of the HMS Hood
Association, it never occurred to me visit the site to look for more
I would now like to thank those people in the Chat Room who
straightened me out in no uncertain way. Christopher Amano-Langtree,
MikeyG and the others might have been abusive but werenít. They
were, in fact ,very helpful, even supplying the Hood Associationís
Before I finish I would like mention that in the future Brett
will be posting another article by me, on the loss of HMAS Sydney,
another of my childhood fascinations. This article is, I believe,
much more up to date, as there is no way this wreck has been found
and it is based on a book published only recently, in 2001.
Of course it is still only my opinion and many people might
Again I would like to say "thanks" to those guys in the Ship Chat
Text Copyright © 2004 by Glen Porter
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