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Addendum to Who Sank the Hood?
Apology and Acknowledgements

by Glen Porter


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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on HyperScale a few weeks ago, imagine my surprise to find, via the Ship Chat forum, that the article was totally out of date.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 information.

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 web address.

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 disagree.

Again I would like to say "thanks" to those guys in the Ship Chat forum.

Text Copyright © 2004 by Glen Porter
Page Created 05 September, 2004
Last updated 05 September, 2004

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