View Full Version : Rescue attempt for WW2 battleship's bell

07-30-2012, 10:03 PM
Attempts are to be made to recover the ship's bell from HMS Hood, the battle cruiser that was sunk by the German navy during the Second World War.

If found, the bell will be used as a memorial to the fourteen hundred sailors who were lost when the Hood blew up, after she was hit by shells from the battleship, Bismarck.

The bell of sunken World War II battle cruiser HMS Hood could be returned to Portsmouth if a new recovery effort is successful.

Experts will attempt to recover the bell which was on the ship when it was sunk by the battleship Bismarck in the North Atlantic in 1941.

The MOD said US philanthropist Paul G Allen had offered to recover the bell at no cost.

If recovered, it will go on display at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard in 2014.

01-14-2013, 09:35 AM
Just where on the Hood was the ships bell located? And how big is it?